2021 Festival of the Book Panel

Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their deep research into contemporary resources—letters and diaries, domestic and international newspapers, government documents and more—to gain a Confederate nation world view. Their histories trace the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism, the arguments made to define and legitimize the Confederacy, and a vision of future world leadership that failed to resonate outside of the South. This event is hosted by the Nau Center for Civil War History.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on VaBook.org/Watch.

You can buy a copy of either book directly from the UVA Bookstore.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time and Location: 
2:00-2:45 PM ET, ZOOM