Mencken, H.L. "The Calamity of Appomattox"
What if: The Confederacy won the American Civil War.
Summary: Short essay which claims that the Southern aristocracy and their sense of decency and ideals would have shaped the politics and culture of the Confederate nation, avoiding the pitfalls of plutocracy, Babbitry, etc.
Published: In American Mercury, September 1930; and The Vintage Mencken (ed. Alastair Cooke), Vintage 1955, 1959, 1983, 1989 (0848804651w88 android, 1990 (0679728953BUY).