Blackwood, Gary. The Year of the Hangman
Divergence: 1776 CE
What if: George Washington was captured at Kip's Bay during the Battle of New York, and the American rebellion quickly fizzled away.
Summary: In 1777, a boy from Great Britain is forcibly sent off to America to live with his uncle and soon finds himself caught up in Patriot intrigue in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Published: Dutton 2002 (0525469214BUY); Puffin 2004 (0142400785BUY).
Awards: Finalist: 2002 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.