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Ward Moore

(1903-1978)
Joseph Ward Moore was born in Madison, New Jersey and raised in Montreal and New York City. He wrote not only books but reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers. In early 50s, he became book review editor of Frontier and started to write regularly for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His most famous novel was Bring the Jubilee (1953), which was selected as one of David Pringle’s 100 Best SF Novels. His other works include Greener Than You Think (1947) and the post-apocalyptic short stories “Lot” (1953) and “Lot’s Daughter” (1954).
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Bring the Jubilee: A brilliant alternative history where the South prevailed

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Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore

Ward Moore’s Bring the Jubilee is a fairly obscure alternate-history story published in 1953 in which the South won the "War for Southron Independence." In this world, Robert E. Lee succeeds Jefferson Davis as the second president of the Confederacy in 1865. The Confederacy steadily expands its empire through Mexico and South America. Its chief rival is the German Union, which splits control of Europe with the Spanish Empire. In response, the Confederacy has allied with Great Britain, creating two opposing empires that straddle the Atlantic.

Strangely enough, slavery was abolished but minorities continue to face persecution, and poverty is rampant in the United States, the former Union states of the North. Other than a rich landowner minority, most people are indentured to their owners, effectively a form of sla... Read More