https://www.masshist.org/events/jeffersons-notes-state-virginia Massachusetts Historical Society
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History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual
This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.
Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia has been called the most important book written in America before 1800. In the first publication to be based on both the 1785 first edition and the original manuscript, Robert Pierce Forbes book, Notes on the State of Virginia: An Annotated Edition, uncovers Jefferson’s extensive revisions, situating the work in the context of transatlantic debates over enslavement and shedding new light on Jefferson’s shocking disparagement of African Americans. This comprehensive annotated edition is a rich and valuable study of the work that catapulted the once little-known former governor and diplomat to international fame.