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The Resource Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton

Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton

Label
Notes on the State of Virginia
Title
Notes on the State of Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 define America, and an examination of the idea of freedom. With the same genius and clear, flexible prose style that informs the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson chronicles Virginia's natural, social, and political history." "In his introduction to this annotated edition, which discusses the work's origins and composition, Frank Shuffelton focuses particularly on Jefferson's response to contemporary scientific writings on "New World degeneracy," his differing treatment of blacks and Native Americans, and his influential role in creating a mythicized American self-image."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1743-1826
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Jefferson, Thomas
Dewey number
975.5/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F230
LC item number
.J5102 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1940-
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Shuffelton, Frank
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Political and social views
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780140436679
Lccn
98028819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm39323090
  • (OCoLC)39323090
Label
Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780140436679
Lccn
98028819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm39323090
  • (OCoLC)39323090

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