Notes on the State of Virginia

Notes on the State of Virginia

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The University of North Carolina Press
Notes on the State of Virginia
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.

Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, 2006
Edition: Electronic ed
ISBN: 9780807899809
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Library of Southern literature


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