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Notes on the State of Virginia

Author: Thomas Jefferson; Frank Shuffelton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A request in 1780 by the French legation to the United States to learn more about the newly formed thirteen states of America stimulated in Jefferson, as he later described it, a "mysterious obligation for making me much better acquainted with my own country than I ever was before." Written during his first term as governor of Virginia, Notes on the State of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson; Frank Shuffelton
ISBN: 0140436677 9780140436679
OCLC Number: 39323090
Description: xxxvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton.

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A statement about the promise and perils of the American experiment, and written in 1780 during Jefferson's first term as governor of Virginia, this text is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt  Read more...

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