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Notes on the State of Virginia (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Notes on the State of Virginia (Penguin Classics)
Author: Thomas Jefferson
ISBN 13: 9780140436679
ISBN 10: 140436677
Edition: annotated edition
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1998-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.00
 
 

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

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Jefferson's 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 . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)