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Miller, John C. Origins of the American Revolution. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1979.

Rakove, Jack N. The Beginnings of National Politics. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1979.

Smith, Page. Jefferson: A Revealing Biography. American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1976.

Wills, Gary. Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence. Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1978.

Popular pages: The Declaration of Independence (1776)