Goodreads asked Milton J. Davis:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Milton J. Davis I've always enjoyed alternate history, but the sources seemed always to be Eurocentric. So I decided to take a look at history from an African American perspective. I asked the question, 'What if the Haitian revolution sparked a successful revolution in the American South? What would be the consequences for America and the rest of the world?'

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