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Pauline Maier

professor, American history, MIT

Pauline Maier is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at MIT. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College and has a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. Her publications include From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 (1972), The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams (1980), and The American People: A History (1986), American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (1997), and Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (2010). American Scripture was on the New York Times Book Review editors "Choice" list of the best 11 books of 1997 and a finalist in General Nonfiction for the National Book Critics' Circle Award.