slavery

  1. SealTheRealDeal

    Biblical Slavery in the CSA?

    So the scenario is this: -CSA wins its independence -spurred by the economic misfortune of being newly independent and war ravaged, the Third Great Awakening effects the region even stronger than OTL -it becomes popular opinion that the institution of slavery needs to be "reformed" to biblical...
  2. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: Trans-Pacific Slave Trade

    In the honor of having a holiday nearer, I decided to make a revival based on the first successful thread which was WI: Asian Slaves in 16th Century America. I didn't want to necro the thread because I feel it had already run its course. The hypothetical timeline when Christian missionaries and...
  3. No Islam on Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Hey all, looking back I'm glad my first thread on this topic went well. Anyways, now I'll ask how a 'No Islam scenario would affect Africa', immensely I imagine. For a POD, once again Mohammed either never begins his teachings, or he just dies early. Whatever works. So here are some of my...
  4. WI: Negotiated End to the Civil War

    This is something my history teacher suggested to me in High School: If the Union won the First Battle of Bull Run, the South would've decided that they couldn't win the war and negotiates an end to the war with the Union. Another POD is that the South still wins the First Battle of Bull Run...
  5. WI: Seward Beats Lincoln in 1860

    What if William H. Seward had defeated Lincoln at the 1860 Republican convention? Would Seward have won the general election and become President? How might President Seward handle slavery and the civil war, should one break out during his administration?
  6. New World serfdom instead of slavery.

    Suppose that during the colonization of the Americas, serfdom had been reintroduced to support the plantation-based economies rather than importing African slaves like IOTL. Is it plausible?
  7. Kerguelen

    WI: Earlier Cotton Gin, Stronger America

    The cotton gin is widely regarded as one of the most transformative industrial inventions in agriculture, by making a minor crop into one of the forefronts of American industrialisation. Invented in 1794, Eli Whitney's machine was renowned for being able to remove the seeds from over 50 pounds...
  8. GauchoBadger

    WI: US Civil War delayed/averted: effects on US foreign relations and the world?

    So, assume that Abraham Lincoln does not get elected in 1860, and Stephen Douglas becomes president instead. He throws some bones to WASP conservatives, maybe even negotiates a provision that would allow for gradual abolishment of slavery in the southern states with compensation for the...
  9. Does an English Mexico and Carribean develop a slave economy or no ?

    I wanted to branch off in a new thread similar to the one previously made but from a topic that was not exactly covered: slavery, specifically the development of a plantation economy or a mecantilist economy. Would England send in families or single men ? Would there even be a plantation economy...
  10. WI: Atlantic Slave Trade Never Existed

    I know this is borderline ASB, but let's say in this timeline, Portugal is slightly less of a quiet little sociopath and says "nah" when they're offered African Slaves, and after that, the Atlantic Slave Trade and European enslavement of Africans never really gets off the ground. Colonialism and...
  11. WI: All Slave states join the Confederacy

    What if in this alternate timeline all border states that had slavery joined the Confederacy? This would include D.C as well, the capital of United States. What would the population difference be? Who would win the war? How would it even go?
  12. AH Analysis: The Mamluks of the Abbasid Caliphate,(brief)

    To begin with a short disclaimer, the origins of the Mamluk or Ghilman soldiers that would come to dominate the Islamic world, is shrouded in some ambiguity. In a similar mode to crucifixion in the Roman world, chroniclers often neglect to describe certain intricacies that are interesting to the...
  13. WI: 1860 Election Went to the House

    Had Lincoln lost New York in 1860, the result would've been a hung electoral college and a contingent election in the House of Representatives. The three choices open to the House would be Lincoln, who won the most states and a plurality of electoral and popular votes, Vice-President...
  14. lerk

    WI: Abolitionists wanted new constitution

    IOTL many abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison were not fond of the constitution, with Garrison calling it a "An Agreement with Hell". In fact, his alliance with Frederick Douglass ended when Douglass adopted the more mainstream abolitionist view that the constitution could be...
  15. Consequences of a longer lasting Iberian Union on the Atlantic Slave trade

    What if the Spaniards were able to keep Portugal in the Iberian union? How would this affect the Atlantic Slave trade? How would American colonies develop without slaves or with less slaves?
  16. Atterdag

    What if the Mali Empire didn't lose it's gold mines?

    Portugese traders were motivated to sail around west Africa to trade with Mali for it's gold. When Mali lost it's gold mines to the Songhai, they began selling slaves to the portugese. What if Mali prevents Songhai or any other empire from seizing it's gold mines and thus the slave trade is...
  17. Was there a lot of slavery in ancient past? Why? Is it plausible for a state to disdain slavery?

    So I've been reading up on the bronze age, and Conan. And.... wow. There are a lot of slaves. Lots of slavery. But why? Is it because of the lack of machines, meaning everything is done via muscle power, meaning that humans are valuable? Is the lack of tech means that you have to...
  18. A more radical canidate than Lincoln?

    Don't know very much about this period of US history beyond the basics, but were there any political figures during the late 1850s, 1860s, and even 1870s who had a decent shot at winning the Presidency and would have been far more radical on abolishing slavery and dismantling the South's racial...
  19. SFN - The American Haiti - The First 100 Years of Freedom

    The Society of Free Nations SFN The following post contains excerpts from the textbook from another timeline, a brief history of American Nations, and it's chapters dealing with SFN. Edited with readers from OTL in mind. Along with a curated and simplified brief timeline of the first 100...
  20. WI: The South conscripts slaves

    What if the Confederate States of America had conscripted slaves into the army to resolve manpower problems?
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