King, Tappan. "Patriot's Dream"
Divergence: 1877 CE
What if: Leila Morse accepted Samuel Tilden's proposal, putting backbone into his effort to be president during the Electoral College debate of 1877.
Summary: In 1896, Sam and Leila Tilden tell a reporter how it all happened, and how Tilden became the Great Reformer and head of the Liberal Party.
Published: In Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.