What if the South Won the Civil War?

American History Hit

What if the Civil War had ended differently, with the South seceding from the Union? Would slavery have continued? Would the southern states have continued as a whole? Would any other states have followed suit?

To explore this hypothetical history, Don spoke to Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Department Chair of history at Louisiana State University. Aaron specialises on the Civil War and reconstruction and is the author of ‘The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War’, ‘Reckoning with Rebellion: War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century’ and ‘Why Confederates Fought’.

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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