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This comment on Timothy Burke's article "On Confederate Counterfactuals" describes a story (presumably a novel) the user read about 40 years ago:

[...] the very first Confederate counterfactual I read in the 1970s. Of course I can’t remember the title or author at this remove, but one of its conceits was that the Confederacy couldn’t hold itself together, because states just kept seceding. Florida was an independent republic, for example, and it catered to tourists from the Union.

What story is this?

  • If the source conflated Florida with Louisiana, it could be Love in the Ruins, by Walker Percy. It's not much to go on. – Ralph Crown Jul 27 '17 at 1:53
  • I think I'll put a bounty on this question. That article went viral; if we can answer the question then we could probably get some traffic and attention. – user111 Jul 27 '17 at 4:34

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