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Pauline Maier

Pauline Maier was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her BA from Radcliffe College in 1960, was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics in 1960-61, and took her PhD at Harvard University in 1968. She taught at Harvard, the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where was a William R. Kenan Jr Professor of American History. She was 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 other articles and reviews. She died... Read More

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American Scripture
Written by Pauline Maier
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1998
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-77908-7 (0-679-77908-6)

Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration 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 in the hard and tortuous struggle... Read more






The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States
Introduction by Pauline Maier
Bantam Classics | Paperback | July 1998
$3.99/4.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21482-6 (0-553-21482-9)

Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.

The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise.

On July 4, 1776, the... Read more





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