Holland, Cecelia. "The Revolution of 1877"
Divergence: 1877 CE
What if: Rutherford Hayes had declared martial law and suspended the Constitution during the great rail strike of 1877.
Summary: Essay which speculates that trust in the government by the working class would have been destroyed and the U.S. would have remained mired in poor economic straits for decades.
Published: In What Ifs? of American History: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Might Have Been (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.