Sound in Thomas Jefferson's Virginia included natural,
man-made, and melodic noises. The areas surrounding Monticello, the Albemarle County estate of Jefferson, and the city
reverberated with thunder, cicadas, bells, work songs, fiddles, and drums. Nearby
taverns, parlors, dances, and
political rallies resonated with the sounds of crowd noises, toasts, songs, military
salutes, fireworks, and shouts. Jefferson's world was as noisy as any. . .
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