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Colossal ambitions : confederate planning for a post-Civil War world, Adrian Brettle

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Colossal ambitions : confederate planning for a post-Civil War world
Title
Colossal ambitions
Title remainder
confederate planning for a post-Civil War world
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Brettle
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Language
eng
Summary
Leading politicians, diplomats, clerics, planters, farmers, manufacturers, and merchants preached a transformative, world-historical role for the Confederacy, persuading many of their compatriots to fight not merely to retain what they had but to gain their future world leadership - territorial, economic, political, and cultural - provided a vitally important, underappreciated motivation to form an independent Confederate republic. In Colossal Ambitions, Adrian Brettle explores how leading Confederate thinkers envisioned their postwar nation - its relationship with the United States, its place in the Americas, and its role in the global order. Brettle draws on rich caches of published and unpublished letters and diaries, Confederate national and state government documents, newspapers published in North America and England, conference proceedings, pamphlets, contemporary and scholarly articles, and more to engage the perspectives of not only modern historians but some of the most salient theorists of the Western world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. An impressive and complex undertaking, Colossal Ambitions concludes that while some Confederate commentators saw wartime industrialization as pointing toward a different economic future, most Confederates saw their society as revolving once more around coercive labor, staple crop production, and exports in the war's wake. --
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From dust jacket
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1972-
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Brettle, Adrian
Dewey number
973.7/13
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E487
  • E487.B74
LC item number
  • .B74 2020
  • C65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A nation divided : studies in the Civil War era
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  • Politics and government
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Colossal ambitions : confederate planning for a post-Civil War world, Adrian Brettle
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Copyright
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31223139790324
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Renewal through Adversity: Confederates Reboot Their Ambitions in 1863
  • 5.
  • A Conservative Future: January to the Fall of 1864
  • 6.
  • The Sacrifice Cannot Be in Vain: The Future in a Transformed World, November 1864 to May 1865
  • Epilogue:
  • What are You Going to do?
  • Introduction:
  • The Vast World They Wanted
  • 1.
  • What Would an Independent South Mean for the World in 1861?
  • 2.
  • How War Changed the Future Nation: April 1861 to February 1862
  • 3.
  • Self-Sufficiency at Home and Self-ƯAssertion Abroad: Confederate Ambitions for the Remainder of 1862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780813944371
Lccn
2020000762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123224345
Label
Colossal ambitions : confederate planning for a post-Civil War world, Adrian Brettle
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223139790324
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Renewal through Adversity: Confederates Reboot Their Ambitions in 1863
  • 5.
  • A Conservative Future: January to the Fall of 1864
  • 6.
  • The Sacrifice Cannot Be in Vain: The Future in a Transformed World, November 1864 to May 1865
  • Epilogue:
  • What are You Going to do?
  • Introduction:
  • The Vast World They Wanted
  • 1.
  • What Would an Independent South Mean for the World in 1861?
  • 2.
  • How War Changed the Future Nation: April 1861 to February 1862
  • 3.
  • Self-Sufficiency at Home and Self-ƯAssertion Abroad: Confederate Ambitions for the Remainder of 1862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780813944371
Lccn
2020000762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123224345

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