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Maier, Pauline 1938-2013

Overview
Works: 75 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 9,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Educational television programs  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E221, 973.313
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Most widely held works by Pauline Maier
American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian 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. She describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it. She lets us hear the voice of the people as revealed in other "declarations" of 1776. Detective-like, she discloses the origins of key ideas and phrases in the Declaration and unravels the complex story of its drafting and of the group-editing job which angered Thomas Jefferson. She also reveals what happened after the signing and celebration: how it was largely forgotten and then revived to buttress political arguments of the nineteenth century; and how Abraham Lincoln ensured its persistence as a living force in American society.--From publisher description
From resistance to revolution; colonial radicals and the development of American opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 by Pauline Maier( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details major events which shaped an organized resistance movement against the British and brought about the American Revolution
Ratification : the people debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the first new account of this seminal moment in American history in years
The old revolutionaries : political lives in the age of Samuel Adams by Pauline Maier( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "old revolutionaries" were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee and Charels Carroll, five men who played significant roles in the American Revolution, and who are usually overlooked in history books today. Of widely varying backgrounds and interests, all of them had thir gratest influence in the years between 1769 and 1776 and all of them saw their power transferred after the war to the men we know as "the founding fathers." In telling the stories of these men, Pauline Maier shows how the American Revolution was less a collective movement than a commitment to an ideal of a republic, which different people interpreted differently, and she describes "not just why Americans made the Revolution, but what the Revolution did to them."
Inventing America : a history of the United States by Pauline Maier( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by four of the Declaration's leading students make the historic text come alive, enabling us to hear what it had to say in its own time and what it might have to say to us today. Copiously illustrated with selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia and complemented by biographical sketches of the Declaration signers, this volume offers a rich resource for discovering the origin and influence of America's founding document."--Jacket
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States : with index by United States( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government. From the Paperback edition
A Biography of America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America. Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events
Interdisciplinary studies of the American Revolution( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ratification the people debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the first new account of this seminal moment in American history in years
The American people : a history by Pauline Maier( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the United States from the arrival of the Indians through the present day
Perspectives on the American Revolution : lectures presented at the York campus, the Pennsylvania State University, April-May 1976 by Pauline Maier( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston and New York in the eighteenth century by Pauline Maier( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American scripture : how America declared its independence from Britain by Pauline Maier( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauline Maier, one of today's foremost authorities on the American Revolution, shows the 1776 Declaration of Independence as both the defining statement of national identity and the moral standard by which Americans live as a nation
Inventing America : a history of the United States by Pauline Maier( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume in a history of the United States, centered on the theme of innovation, and combining the political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of the American story, from the creation of a new nation and the invention of the corporation in the eighteenth century, through the vast changes wrought by early industry and the rise of cities in the nineteenth century
A select bibliography of history by Henry Adams History Club( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings of Jefferson and Madison( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of scholars and historians examine the nation's founding through the writings and lives of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
A new system of government Westward expansion( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 5 of the series that explores the human side of American history. After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States and the threats to the new Republic. The program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826
Declarations of independence( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing America : a history of the United States( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence
Alternative Names
Kenan, William R.

Kennan, William R.

Pauline Maier Amerikaans historica (1938-2013)

Pauline Maier Early American historian

Rubbelke, Pauline Alice 1938-2013

Languages
English (178)

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From resistance to revolution; colonial radicals and the development of American opposition to Britain, 1765-1776Ratification : the people debate the Constitution, 1787-1788The old revolutionaries : political lives in the age of Samuel AdamsInventing America : a history of the United StatesDeclaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence CollectionThe Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States : with indexRatification the people debate the Constitution, 1787-1788American scripture : how America declared its independence from Britain