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Pauline Maier

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Pauline Maier was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1960, was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics in 1960-61, and took her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1968. She has taught at Harvard, the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she has been William R. Kenan, Junior, Professor of American History since 1990. She is the author of From Resistance to Revolution, The Old Revolutionaries, and The American People: A History, a single-authored text for junior high school, as well as numerous... Read More

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American Scripture
Making the Declaration of Independence
Written by Pauline Maier


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $16.95

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration of Independence as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation.  It is truly "American Scripture," and Maier tells us how it came to be -- from the Declaration's birth... Read more >
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American Scripture
Making the Declaration of Independence
Written by Pauline Maier


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 15, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Introduction by Pauline Maier


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $3.99

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The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Introduction by Pauline Maier


Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1998
Price: $3.99

Here in one economical volume are the two fundamental and most important documents of United States history. The introduction is by Pauline Maier, author of American Scripture, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and hailed as "the freshest, best-informed historian's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

From Resistance to Revolution

Written by Pauline Maier


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

Maintaining that the outbreak of revolution in 1775 was not the result of secret planning by radicals but rather the end product of years of painful evolution, Pauline Maier brilliantly traces the American colonists’ road to independence from 1765 to 1776 and examines the role of popular violence as political allegiances... Read more >

The Old Revolutionaries

Written by Pauline Maier


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $18.99

The "old revolutionaries" were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee and Charels Carroll, five men who played significant roles in the American Revolution, and who are usually overlooked in history books today. Of widely varying backgrounds and interests, all of them had thir gratest influence in the years... Read more >
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