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Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Cultural Impact


A Multitude of Amendments, Alterations and Additions

A. Declaration of Independence

Barlow, Marjorie Dana. Notes on Woman Printers In Colonial America and the United States, 1639-1975. New York: The Hroswitha Club, 1976.

Becker, Carl L. The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas. New York: Vintage Books, 1922.

Bell, Whitfield J., Jr. The Declaration of Independence: Four 1776 Versions. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1986.

Bidwell, John. "American History in Image and Text." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 98 (October 1988): 247-302.

Binns, John. Recollections of the Life of John Binns: Twenty-Nine Years in Europe and Fifty-Three in the United States. Written by Himself, With Anecdotes, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous. Philadelphia: Printed and for Sale by the Author, and by Parry and M'Millan, 1854.

Boyd, Julian P. The Declaration of Independence: The Evolution of the Text as Shown in Facsimiles of Various Drafts by its Author. Washington: The Library of Congress, 1943.

______________. "The Declaration of Independence: The Mystery of the Lost Original." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 100 (October 1976):438-467.

Coleman, William R. "Counting the Stones - A Census of the Stone Facsimiles of the Declaration of Independence." Manuscripts 43 (Spring 1991): 96-105.

Declaration of Independence: The Adventures of a Document. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1976.

Detweiler, Philip F. "The Changing Reputation of the Declaration of Independence: The First Fifty Years." William and Mary

Quarterly 19 (1962): 557-574.

Ellis, Joseph J. "Editing the Declaration." Civilization (July/August 1995): 58-63.

Fitzpatrick, John C. The Spirit of the Revolution. Boston and New York: The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1924.

Ford, Worthington Chauncey, ed. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1906.

Goff, Frederick R. The John Dunlap Broadside: The First Printing of the Declaration of Independence. Washington: Library of Congress, 1976.

Hazelton, John H. The Declaration of Independence Its History. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Hudak, Leona M. Early American Women Printers and Publishers, 1639-1820. Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1978.

James, Edward T., ed. Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary. vol. 2. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

Johnson, Allen and Dumas Malone, ed. Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930.

Rapport, Leonard. "Fakes and Facsimiles: Problems of Identification." The American Archivist 42 (January 1979): 13-79.

Ritz, Wilfred J. "The Authentication of the Engrossed Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776." Law and History Review 4 (1986): 179-204.

_______________. "From the Here of Jefferson's Handwritten Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence to the There of the Printed Dunlap Broadside." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 116 (1992): 499-512.

Sheppard, J. Havergal. "Colonel John Binns: United Irishman, Prominent Publisher and American Patriot, 29 Years in

Europe; 53 Years in America." Journal of the American Irish Historical Society 29 (1930-31): 55-66.

Walsh, Michael J. "Contemporary Broadside Editions of the Declaration of Independence." Harvard Library Bulletin, 3 (1949): 31-43.

Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence. New York: Vintage Books, 1978.

B. Articles of Confederation

Burnett, Edmund Cody. The Continental Congress. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1941.

Jensen, Merrill. The Articles of Confederation: An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 1774-1781. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1940.

Rakove, Jack N. "The Articles of Confederation, 1775-1783." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, edited by Jack P. Greene and J.R. Pole. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1991.

Smith, Paul H. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. Washington: Library of Congress, 1976.

C. Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States: Its Origin, Formation, and Adoption, As set forth in an Exhibit of Books, Pamphlets,

and Documents from the Collections of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Display'd in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of its Signing on September 17, 1787. Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1937.

Farrand, Max. The Framing of the Constitution of the United States. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1913.

____________, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911.

Fitzpatrick, John C., ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939.

Jameson, John Franklin. "Studies in the History of the Federal Convention of 1787." In Annual Report of the American

Historical Association for the Year 1902, 89-167. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903.

Jensen, Merrill, ed. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1976.

Kammen, Michael. A Machine That Would Go Of Itself. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Kaplanoff, Mark D. "The Federal Convention and the Constitution." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, edited by Jack P. Greene and J.R. Pole. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1991.

Madison, James. Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1987.

Rapport, Leonard. "Printing the Constitution: The Convention and Newspaper Imprints, August-November 1787." Prologue, (Fall 1970): 69-89.

Rossiter, Clinton. 1787 The Grand Convention. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1966.

D. Nineteenth-Century Politics and Culture

Bristol, Roger P. Supplement to Charles Evans' American Bibliography. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1970.

Crane, Elaine Forman, ed. The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991.

Cunliffe, Marcus. The Nation Takes Shape: 1789-1837. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1959.

Jameson, John Franklin. Introduction to the Study of the Constitutional and Political History of the States. Baltimore, 1886.

Larkin, Jack. The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Robert, General Henry M. Robert's Rules of Order. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1970.

Rutland, Robert Allen. The Birth of the Bill of Rights, 1776- 1791. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1955.

Wick, Wendy C. George Washington: An American Icon, The Eighteenth-Century Graphic Portraits. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1982.


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