Recherches Historiques Et Politiques Sur Les États-Unis De l'Amérique Septentrionale

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by Filippo Mazzei

In this work, Mazzei outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the revolution, and the economy and government of the United States. Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinatti. An important work which Dumas Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States. Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Filippo Mazzei

Title: Recherches Historiques Et Politiques Sur Les États-Unis De l'Amérique Septentrionale: Où L'on Traite Des Établissemens Des Treize Colonies, De Leurs Rapports & De Leurs Dissentions Avec La Grande-Bretagne, De Leurs Gouvernemens Avant & Après La Révolution, &c.

Publication Info: A Colle et se trouve a Paris: Chez Froullé, libraire ..., 1788.

Edition: First

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Etats Unis de Mazzei. 4.v. in 3. 8vo. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his son-in-law Thomas Mann Randolph. Both the Brown Bibliography[2] and George Wythe's Library[3] on LibraryThing list this title as the one intended by Jefferson's entry.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in original plum boards and neatly rebacked in calf. Purchased from G.S. MacManus Co.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

External Links

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  1. Malone
  2. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file.
  3. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on April 21, 2013,