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Beyond the Falls: The Peopling of Jefferson's Virginia by James Horn, (November 1999), E332.2 .A5 1999N

Identifier: id4033

Scope and Contents

Records of Jefferson’s ancestral origins across the Atlantic are scant at best, but it is certain that the Jeffersons and Randolphs in America laid the foundations for the future president’s ideals and prominence in political society. Their focus on the land, their interest in pushing west (they were pioneering farmers and planters in the Piedmont region and Peter Jefferson helped create the most authoritative map of Virginia of his time, becoming involved in westward expeditions), and their involvement in local government molded Jefferson’s passions and priorities; from a young age he was aware of the remarkably speedy and smooth changes of an expanding population and land area in Virginia and the development of American identity leading up to the Revolutionary War.


  • E332.2 .A5 1999N


From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

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