George Tucker

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  • Katharine Burnett (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

George Tucker is not generally known as an author of imaginative writing (if he is known at all). His obituary published by the American Philosophical Society remarks, “It is as a successful and equitable writer on great questions of politics and political economy, and of intellectual philosophy, that he will take his place” (70). Along these lines, since his death Tucker has been mainly examined by scholars as an economist and historian, particularly one who, though of a socially conservative bent, foresaw some of the major economic developments of the nation and the southern region in particular.

However, he also contributed some of the more interesting literary works to come out of the South prior to the Civil War, or, as t…

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Burnett, Katharine. "George Tucker". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2011
[, accessed 30 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Literature of the American South