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The Meaning of Independence: John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Edmund S. Morgan. ISBN 0-8139-0694-6. Copyright 1976, 2004. Hardcover with 91 pages.
"The Meaning of Independence", first published in 1976, has become one of the standard short works on the first three presidents of the United States. In this updated edition, the author provides a new preface to address a few remaining concerns he has pondered in the quarter century since first publication.