Kessel, John. "The Invisible Empire"
Divergence: 1872 CE
What if: See Karen Joy Fowler's "Game Night at the Fox and Goose", q.v.
Summary: The story of a women's vigilance committee in upstate New York in the late 1880s.
Published: In Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (ed. Peter Straub), Bard College 2002 (0941964558BUY).
Awards: Finalist: 2002 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.