Davidson, Avram. "O Brave New World!"
Divergence: 1760 CE
What if: Offered the choice of going to Hell or to America, George II's heir opted for the latter.
Summary: The center of British power shifts to Philadelphia, leading to an English uprising in the early 1800s against American tyranny.
Published: In Beyond Time (ed. Sandra Ley), q.v.; The Other Nineteenth Century: A Story Collection (eds. Grania Davis and Henry Wessells), Tor 2001 (0312848749BUY); and Futures Past (eds. Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois), q.v.