Notes on the State of Virginia / Edition 1

Notes on the State of Virginia / Edition 1

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by Thomas Jefferson
     
 

Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia was written after his tenure as governor of the state and spelled out many of his thoughts regarding the republican theory of government, the institutions and infrastructure needed for Virginia to prosper, and the proper laws for the governing of a society of self-sufficient farmers. It is in this book that JeffersonSee more details below

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Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia was written after his tenure as governor of the state and spelled out many of his thoughts regarding the republican theory of government, the institutions and infrastructure needed for Virginia to prosper, and the proper laws for the governing of a society of self-sufficient farmers. It is in this book that Jefferson first raised a number of his arguments against slavery. Editor Waldstreicher (history, U. of Notre Dame) places the work in historical context in an introductory essay. Also included are 12 letters and other documents, mostly penned by Jefferson, related to the ideas in the Notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312257132
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

Appendices
No. I: Charles Thomson's Observations
No. II: Draught of the Constitution
No. III: Act for Establishing Religious Freedom
No. IV: Relative to the Murder of Logan's Family

Letters and Documents

EXPLANATORY AND TEXTUAL NOTES

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