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Jefferson, Neology, and Jurisprudence by Rebecca L. Bowman, (April 1998), E332.2 .A5 1998A

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Identifier: id4030

Scope and Contents

Although Jefferson was not a linguist and professed distaste for the profession of law, he was committed to adapting the language and laws of the new Republic to suit the governed and be accessible to them. His revolutionary outlook is embodied in his advocacy of an ever-expanding English language dictated by usage, and adept use of language to author bold legislation in the founding of the nation while making his profession more the voice of the people than their legal representation or grammarian. Examines Jefferson’s legal study, knowledge, and influence in Virginia, for the nation, and in the founding of the University of Virginia.

Dates

  • E332.2 .A5 1998A

Extent

From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Contact:
Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P. O. Box 316
Charlottesville VA 22902