Euel Elliott's Books

Euel Elliott

Euel Elliott, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Political Economy, in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

The Books of Euel Elliott

Paths Not Taken Alternate History by Euel Elliott et al
ISBN (Paperback): tba
ASIN (Kindle) : B0787X29QF

Just as with our personal lives, history is replete with the question "What if?" Exploring the broad sweep of American history and politics, Paths Not Taken, written for a broad, general audience, explores this very question, and does so in a way that will keep the reader entertained, and at the end of the of the day, come away with a greater appreciation for how we got to where we are today as a nation.

We like to believe that, for example, had President John Kennedy not been assassinated, the history of the 1960s and 1970s might have been less tumultuous. Would the Vietnam War have taken place at all or, at a minimum, would it have unfolded as it did? Would the civil unrest that we witnessed in the cities during the 1960s, such as the riots in Watts in South Los Angeles, the Detroit riots in 1967, and the outbreak of violence following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968, have taken place? For that matter, in an alternative history in which Kennedy had lived, could Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also have survived, avoiding assassination by James Earl Ray?

Many others, including eminent historians, have used this approach to examine key historical events and their consequences. Our approach to alternative history focuses on critical events, and emphasizes the important political, cultural, and economic alternative histories that ensue by altering one or more of the events that did, in fact, occur. We do not try to develop a narrative or spend time with character development, nor attempt to imbue Paths Not Taken with fully developed fictional characters and complex motives, and uses these figures in the most sparing way to set up an alternative historical event. We are examining twenty-nine alternative histories, and accordingly, our chapters are relatively short and compact, allowing the reader to better discriminate among topics.

Paths Not Taken reinforces the point that counterfactual and alternative history can be a significant intellectual resource.

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