President Hamilton's America
What if Aaron Burr had missed?
“What If Aaron Burr Had Missed?” by Thomas Fleming, History News Network (July 5, 2004), www.hnn.us/articles/5944.html.
Once confined mostly to cocktail conversation and late-night dormitory bull sessions, counterfactual history has become a burgeoning scholarly pursuit. Here’s how it works: Start with a famous historical incident, such as the 1804 duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, then speculate about what might have happened had certain events been altered....