Thomas Jefferson's Notes On The State Of Virginia

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After reading Thomas Jefferson's notes on slaves in, Notes on the State of Virginia, it appears that his goals were the emancipation of slavery and reforming Virginia but, it was hard to take him seriously about his position on slavery,due to the fact that he was a slave owner himself. However, Jefferson sometimes would say how "blacks" were an inferior race to "whites". For example in Notes on the State of Virginia he said, "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to whites; in reason much inferior. The blacks...are inferior to the whites in endowments both of body and mind." (Jefferson 764-765) I believe that Jefferson was against slavery, although in that time in
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