Literature: Bring the Jubilee

Bring the Jubilee is a 1953 novel by Ward Moore. Considered a classic of Alternate History, the novel depicts a timeline where the Confederacy won The American Civil War and became a world power, leaving the United States of America as a crumbling backwater. The book's protagonist, Hodgins McCormick Backmaker, is born into this timeline long after the war's end, and in the alternate 1950s becomes involved in a time-travel experiment. His historical-research trip back to the Battle of Gettysburg results in the accidental creation of our real-life timeline, stranding him in a new unfamiliar world.