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Unformatted text preview: freedom),Science and discovery(Lewis and Clarck), History and Aesthetics(Monticello, uva) Contradictory figure-slaveholder, devoted father but had relationship with slave(Sally Hemings), Believer in change and innovations who helped create long term institutions. Even an enlightenment figure could not escape contradictions of own time Notes on State of VA. Buffon believed Europe was pinnacle of civilization. Infuriated Jefferson so Jefferson wrote the notes to describe animals, culture, etc. Again contradictory he writes in notes horrors of slavery. Probably kept slaves for economic reasons. Built Monticello- an enlightenment house Built UVA, advocated public education. Archiltecture can create harmonious community Wanted to be remembered for an enlightenment firgure...
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- Spring '09