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Author LinkDunn, Susan,1945-
Title LinkDominion of memories : Jefferson, Madison, and the decline of Virginia / Susan Dunn.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2007.
Description ix, 310 p. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Prologue -- The cult of the soil -- The cankers of indolence and slavery -- "Let us have our own schools" -- Roads, canals, railroads : moving in place -- Deluded citizens clamoring for banks -- The case of Virginia v. John Marshall -- Another constitutional convention -- Tariff wars -- Abolitionists and other enemies -- Epilogue : Jefferson and Virginia, a hundred years later.
Summary Examines the slow decline of Virginia from the premiere state in size, population, and wealth during the founding of the United States to a state whose name had become synonymous with poverty and slavery by the mid-nineteenth century.
Per.Sub. LinkJefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Political and social views.
LinkMadison, James, 1751-1836 -- Political and social views.
Subject LinkVirginia -- History -- 1775-1865.
LinkVirginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
LinkVirginia -- Social conditions.
LinkElite (Social sciences) -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.
LinkElite (Social sciences) -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
LinkRegionalism -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.
LinkRegionalism -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
LinkVirginia -- Economic conditions.

System Number 000677078
ISBN Link9780465017430 (alk. paper)
Link0465017436 (alk. paper)

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