Pauline Maier

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Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at MIT. Maier primarily writes on the American Revolution and the Early Republic. Her book, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, was named as a top book of 1997 by the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist in General Nonfiction for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Recently, Simon and Shuster published her book Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, in 2010.

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July/August 1997

The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE is not what Thomas Jefferson thought it was when he wrote it—and that is why we celebrate it