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ton, he served as Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature in Harvard University (1830-39). From 1836 to 1843 he was editor of The North American review.
He held several political offices in his State, and was a member of Congress in 1847– 49.
From 1861 to 1867 he was postmaster of Boston.
He wrote many tracts, religious, political, and historical.
Nevertheless, he kept true to his love for the history of New England.
In 1858-64 he brought out in three volumes a History of New England during tth we must place a Southern history, the existence of which was due to the belief that the South had not received fair consideration at the hands of men who knew little about its life and natural environment.
Such a book was George Tucker's (1775-1861) History of the United States (4 vols., 1856-58), which carried the story of the national development to the year 1841.
The author was a lawyer in Virginia, a well-known and voluminous writer on political subjects.
His History was not an extreme