George Tucker’s novel The Valley of Shenandoah, or Memoirs of the Graysons is published.

George Tucker’s novel The Valley of Shenandoah, or Memoirs of the Graysons is published while he serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the first novels of the U.S. South, it dramatizes Tucker’s position that slavery is a moral evil but emancipation is impractical. Tucker believes that slavery eventually will die out.

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