"I Tremble for My Country": Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry

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Hatzenbuehler argues that Jefferson, though celebrated as a nationalist, is best understood as a member of the Virginia gentry who viewed the nation through the lens of his native "country," the Commonwealth of Virginia. Throughout his life, Jefferson was torn between his participation in a privileged order and his periodic dissent from the order's ways. In taking Virginians to task for their failure to improve Virginia society, he masked his own reluctance to make fundamental changes in his life. The zenith of Jefferson's ...

"I Tremble for My Country": Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry 2009, University Press of Florida, Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813033839

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"I Tremble for My Country": Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry 2006, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813030074

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