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Historical Document
Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia
1781

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In 1781, Thomas Jefferson wrote Notes on the State of Virginia. Much of the book was devoted to descriptions of the physical terrain of the state. One section, however was devoted to Jefferson's observations and prejudices about the character, intelligence, and physical attributes of blacks.




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