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By John Jeremiah Sullivan

As a pupil operating within the dusty information of the Sewanee Review, John Jeremiah Sullivan came upon an editorial entitled ‘Lost Utopia of the yank Frontier’ and was once instantly addicted to the dramatic tale of a misplaced publication, an alternate historical past of the South, a white Indian. It was once a narrative he’d chase for the following twenty years.

In 1735, a charismatic German attorney and accused atheist named Christian Gottlieb Priber fled Germany lower than danger of arrest, certain for colonial South Carolina. within the Cherokee village of Grand Tellico, he created a Utopian society that he named Paradise.

For six years, Paradise used to be ruled through a collection of innovative rules that incorporated racial equality, sexual freedom, and an absence of non-public estate, principles which he chronicled in a mysterious manuscript he known as Paradise.

Priber’s principles have been so subversive that he was once sought for part a decade and at last captured by means of the British – making headlines the world over – and imprisoned until eventually his dying. the one replica of Paradise used to be it seems that destroyed.

Now, in a unprecedented mixture of ground-breaking learn and attractive narrative ability, award-winning author John Jeremiah Sullivan brings that misplaced heritage vividly to life.

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