The History and Present State of Virginia: A New Edition with an Introduction by Susan Scott Parrish / Edition 2

The History and Present State of Virginia: A New Edition with an Introduction by Susan Scott Parrish / Edition 2

by Thomas Jefferson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807845884

ISBN-13: 9780807845882

Pub. Date: 02/05/1996

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

This American classic is the only full-length book written and published by Thomas Jefferson during his lifetime. Written in 1781, Notes on the State of Virginia was begun by Jefferson as a commentary on the resources and institutions of his home state, but the work's lasting value lies in its delineation of Jefferson's major philosophical, political,

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This American classic is the only full-length book written and published by Thomas Jefferson during his lifetime. Written in 1781, Notes on the State of Virginia was begun by Jefferson as a commentary on the resources and institutions of his home state, but the work's lasting value lies in its delineation of Jefferson's major philosophical, political, scientific, and ethical beliefs. Along with his accounts of such factual matters as North American flora and fauna, Jefferson expounds his views on slavery, education, religious freedom, representative government, and the separation of church and state. The book is the best single statement of Jefferson's principles and the best reflection of his wide-ranging tastes and talents. This edition, meticulously edited by William Peden, was originally published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1955.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807845882
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/05/1996
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,253,069
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.86(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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