Friday, July 21, 2017

HBO's Confederate

There is discussion of the HBO show Confederate, an alternate history, which places slavery as a present-day institution in America.

On November 22, 1960, MacKinlay Kantor published an alternate history in LOOK titled If the South Had Won the Civil War, presenting the more plausible (alternate) theory that (victorious) Southern states would have given up slavery before 1900. His date was 1885. That is before the date May 13, 1888, when Brazil became the last Western hemisphere country to abolish slavery. Cuba was 1886 (although in Kantor's "history", the Southern states got Cuba, and the Northern states did NOT get Alaska.)


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