"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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