History has left us with many wonders, sometimes buried in elaborate vaults or ornate tombs. Other times, artifacts of times past are found in somewhat less sophisticated surroundings. Take for instance, the Museum of the American Revolution’s latest 82,000-piece haul—found in 300-year-old toilets in Philadelphia.
Beatrice Whaley, protagonist of Lora Innes' webcomic The Dreamer, never cared much for the rich history of her Massachusetts town, until one night when she closed her eyes and found herself in the middle of the American Revolution. Now every time she sleeps, she's caught up in the drama, romance, and terror of men…
The Declaration of Independence, Washington crossing the Delaware, the Constitutional Convention: all great moments in America's history. But you know what would have made them better? Alchemical guns and airships. Let's look at some alternate stories of the American Revolution.
As the United States celebrates its Independence Day, it's worth considering just how easily it could have never happened at all. Here now is a rundown of alternate history stories and essays where the American Revolution turned out very differently.