INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  Pauline Maier
   
  PAULINE MAIER is the William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of American History at MIT. She was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota; went to Radcliffe College, and, after a year as a Fulbright scholar in London, went on to get a Ph.D. in History at Harvard in 1968. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the University of Wisconsin, before comint to MIT. She writes mainly on the American Revolution and its heritage. Her book, American Scripture, Making the Declaration of Independence, was on the New York Times Book Review editors' choice list of the eleven best books, fiction and nonfiction, of 1997. More recently, she wrote the first eight chapters, covering American history from its beginning to 1800, of a new textbook, Inventing America, which is distinguished by the serious attention it gives to the history of science and technology and, more generally, innovation within the history of the American people.
   
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