Strange Temporality of Pastoral in The Partisan Leader

  • Peter Templeton


Nathaniel Beverley Tucker’s The Partisan Leader is an explicit political statement, one that posits a future in which the South successfully secedes from the North. In this chapter, Templeton explores this vision in the light both of Tucker’s legal philosophies and of a pastoral millenarianism, analysing the ways in which Tucker’s political vision is shaped by the forms of both pastoral and romance, and in turn how those views inform his understanding of a ‘New Jerusalem’: a perfect pastoral society in a South freed from Northern exploitation.

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  • Peter Templeton
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  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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