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  • Published: 1 December 1998
  • ISBN: 9780140436679
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

Notes on the State of Virginia



Jefferson’s chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom.

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  • Published: 1 December 1998
  • ISBN: 9780140436679
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Thomas Jefferson

ERIC S. PETERSEN is a managing partner at the New York law firm of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP. Educated at Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School, he has studied Jefferson’s life and works since 1993. He lives in Connecticut and can be reached at www.lightandliberty.org.

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