Thomas Roderick Dew

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Lectures on the restrictive system : delivered to the senior political class of William and Mary College. Richmond. 1829.
  • Free Trade Convention (to be annexed to Doc. No. 82.) : communication of Wm. Harper and Thomas R. Dew, in relation to the memorial of the committee of the Free Trade Convention against the tariff. House of Representatives?. February 13, 1832.
  • Abolition of slavery : review of the debate in the Virginia legislature, 1831-'32. Washington, D.C.: Duff Green. 1833.
  • Z. X. W. (May 1835). "Dissertation on the Characteristic Differences of the Sexes, and Woman's Position and Influence in Society, No. I". Southern Literary Messenger . Vol. 1, no. 9. pp. 493–512.
  • The great question of the day letter from President Thomas R. Dew, of William and Mary college, Virginia, to a representative in Congress from that state : on the subject of financial policy of the administration ... Washington, D.C.: T. Allen. 1840. (16 page pamphlet)
  • A digest of the laws, customs, manners, and institutions of the ancient and modern nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1853.
  • Briefer pieces, letters, speeches

    Archival material

    Dew's family papers [18] and papers from his time as president of the College of William and Mary [19] can be found at the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William and Mary.


    • A non-existent book by Dew, Inequality Is the Basis of Society, appears in the Spaghetti Western Sabata (1969) starring Lee Van Cleef, in which the book is read by the villain. Stengel reads a quotation from it: "All men gifted with superior talent and thus with superior powers must command and use inferior men."

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    1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Ely, Melvin Patrick; Loux, Jennifer R. (2006). "Thomas R. Dew (1802–1846)". Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Library of Virginia. available at Encyclopedia Virginia/Dictionary of Virginia Biography|accessdate=15 July 2023|
    2. 1 2 3 4 5 Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Vol. 2. p. 218.
    3. Appleton's Cyclopedia, vol. 11, pp. 157-158
    4. Although Tyler p. 217 cites the father's service during the War of 1812, that appears to be the elder brother
    5. 1820 U.S. Federal Census of Drysdale parish,King and Queen County, Virginia p. 9 of 12
    6. 1 2 Brophy, Alfred L. (2008). "Considering William and Mary's History with Slavery: The Case of President Thomas R. Dew" (PDF). William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. 16: 1091–1139. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
    7. Nuttall, P. Austin (1840). A classical and archaeological dictionary of the manners, customs, laws, institutions, arts, etc. of the celebrated nations of antiquity, and of the middle ages. To which is prefixed A synoptical and chronological view of ancient history. London: Whittaker. OCLC   2667864.
    8. Brophy, Alfred L. (2016). University, Court, and Slave: Prolsavery Thought in Southern Courts and Colleges and the Coming of Civil War. Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0190625931.
    9. Brophy, Alfred L. (June 2013). "The Nat Turner Trials". North Carolina Law Review . 91: 1817–80. SSRN   2281519.
    10. Harrison, Jesse Burton (1832). Review of the slave question : extracted from the American Quarterly Review, Dec. 1832, based on the speech of Th. Marshall, of Fauquier, showing that slavery is the essential hindrance to the prosperity of the slave-holding states : with particular reference to Virginia, though applicable to other states where slavery exists. By a Virginian. Richmond, Printed by T.W. White.{{cite book}}: |magazine= ignored (help)
    11. Eastland-Underwood, Jessica (2022). "The whiteness of markets: Anglo-American colonialism, white supremacy and free market rhetoric". New Political Economy. 28 (4): 662–676. doi: 10.1080/13563467.2022.2159354 . ISSN   1356-3467. S2CID   255247565.
    12. Harper, William; Hammond, James Henry; Dew, Thomas Roderick; Simms, William Gilmore (1853). The Pro-Slavery Argument. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co. Archived from the original on July 7, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
    13. Brophy, Alfred L. (2008). "Considering William and Mary's History with Slavery: The Case of President Thomas Roderick Dew" (PDF). William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. Vol. 16. pp. 1091–1139. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 9, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
    14. Swem Library Special Collections Research Center Archives. "Papers, ca. 1830-1967". Archived from the original on July 20, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
    15. NRIS p. 12 available at
    16. Lee A Wallace, Jr., A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations: 1861-1865 (Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc. 1986) p. 128
    17. Pitts, Leonard (September 2, 2016). "A white Southerner searches for the source of his family's racism". Washington Post . Archived from the original on November 25, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
    18. "Dew Family Papers". Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
    19. "Office of the President. Thomas Roderick Dew". Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Archived from the original on June 26, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011.

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