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Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World by Adrian Brettle (review)

Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World by Adrian Brettle (review) Civil War. It also enhances our general understandings of the global nature of military thought in the nineteenth century. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of the American Civil War, global and transna- tional history, warfare, nationalism and state building, and the nineteenth century. Ann L. Tucker ann l. tucker, assistant professor of history at the University of North Georgia, is the author of Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy (University of Virginia Press, 2020). Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World. By Adrian Brettle. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2020. Pp. 330. Cloth, $45.00.) Colossal Ambitions explores how Confederate policy makers “engaged in a surprising degree of sustained and often strikingly progressive plan- ning to secure their nation’s emergence as a world power” (1). Adrian Brettle, currently lecturer and associate director of the Political History and Leadership program at Arizona State University, offers a deeply researched account of Confederate planning and the “surprisingly resilient optimism” that informed how planners understood the Confederacy and its place in the world (1). What did an independent South mean for the world? In the short amount of time between secession http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World by Adrian Brettle (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 11 (3) – Sep 1, 2021

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Civil War. It also enhances our general understandings of the global nature of military thought in the nineteenth century. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of the American Civil War, global and transna- tional history, warfare, nationalism and state building, and the nineteenth century. Ann L. Tucker ann l. tucker, assistant professor of history at the University of North Georgia, is the author of Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy (University of Virginia Press, 2020). Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World. By Adrian Brettle. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2020. Pp. 330. Cloth, $45.00.) Colossal Ambitions explores how Confederate policy makers “engaged in a surprising degree of sustained and often strikingly progressive plan- ning to secure their nation’s emergence as a world power” (1). Adrian Brettle, currently lecturer and associate director of the Political History and Leadership program at Arizona State University, offers a deeply researched account of Confederate planning and the “surprisingly resilient optimism” that informed how planners understood the Confederacy and its place in the world (1). What did an independent South mean for the world? In the short amount of time between secession

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 1, 2021

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