Holt, Thaddeus. "Mr. Clay's War: A Metahistory"
Divergence: 1803 CE
What if: France did not sell the Louisiana territory to the United States, and Alexander Hamilton survived his duel with Aaron Burr.
Summary: In 1814, after the secession of Georgia due to Jefeerson's tariff and the one-term presidency of John Marshall, James Madison is confronted with a resolution of war against Britain brought about by Warhawk agitation.
Comments: This story is an excerpt from a larger, unpublished work.
Published: in Virginia Quarterly Review Winter 1983.
Web link: Virginia Quarterly Review