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Pauline Maier

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
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)

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

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by... Read more





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