Extract from James P. Ronda

Out of his own hopes and fears, his travels and reading, Jefferson invented an uniquely American West … In their maps and in their minds, by what they did and what they wrote, Lewis and Clark imprinted Jefferson’s western vision on a westering nation.

Published in James P. Ronda, Jefferson’s West: A Journey with Lewis and Clark (Charlottesville, 2000), 11, 73.
Author
James P. Ronda
Date Range
Date
January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Jefferson’s West