Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Pauline Maier

Events: Debating the Constitution, 1787-1788

Book: Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at M.I.T. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard in 1968. She is the author of several books and textbooks on American history, including From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776, The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams, and American Scripture, which examines the development of independence, the drafting and editing of the Declaration of Independence, and the document’s transformation during the early nineteenth century form a revolutionary manifesto into a statement of principles for established governments.