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.
The 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book is presented March 13-26, 2021, with on-demand videos available after all live events. For more information and the full Festival schedule, visit VaBook.org. The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities.
The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History is a proud sponsor of this event.