Download Online Notes on the State of Virginia PDF by Thomas Jefferson

Download Online Notes on the State of Virginia PDF by Thomas Jefferson

Notes on the State of Virginia

A request in 1780 by the French legation to the United States to learn 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 A request in 1780 by the French legation to the United States to learn 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

Title : Notes on the State of Virginia
Author :  Thomas Jefferson
Language : English
Isbn : 0807845884
Format : Paperback
Pages : 342 pages

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