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Notes on the State of Virginia, by Thomas Jefferson

William Peden


Paper: 978-0-8078-4588-2 ($24.00)

Copyright 1954
University of North Carolina Press

Description


About the Author

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States. William Peden is professor emeritus of English at the University of Missouri.


Reviews

[Peden] has made available the authoritative edition of one of the most important books to emerge in eighteenth-century America. He has set forth the history of its reception and criticism in such a way as to establish his point that in the ‘Notes on Virginia’ Jefferson ‘produced one of America’s first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks.’

--Virginia Quarterly Review


[Peden] has made available the authoritative edition of one of the most important books to emerge in eighteenth-century America. He has set forth the history of its reception and criticism in such a way as to establish his point that in the 'Notes on Virginia' Jefferson 'produced one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks.

--Virginia Quarterly Review