Veiga, José J. A casca da serpente
Title trans.: The Snake's Skin
Divergence: 1898 CE
What if: Canudos revolt leader Antônio Conselheiro was not killed by the Brazilian army in 1898.
Summary: Conselheiro and followers create a utopian village in the North Brazilian badlands, and their ideals inspire revolts elsewhere.
Published: Bestseller 1989.
Original in: Portuguese.