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.
James P. Ronda
Date Range
January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson’s West