Pauline Maier

Pauline Alice Maier (née Rubbelke; April 27, 1938 – August 12, 2013) was a revisionist[1] historian of the American Revolution, though her work also addressed the late colonial period and the history of the United States after the end of the Revolutionary War. She was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pauline Maier
Pauline Maier receiving GW book prize, 2011
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Born
Pauline Alice Rubbelke

(1938-04-27)April 27, 1938
DiedAugust 12, 2013(2013-08-12) (aged 75)
OccupationHistorian
Spouse(s)Charles S. Maier
Academic background
Alma materRadcliffe College (B.A.)
London School of Economics

Harvard University (Ph.D.)
Academic work
Main interestsHistory, Education

Maier achieved prominence over a fifty-year career of critically acclaimed scholarly histories and journal articles. She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and taught undergraduates. She authored textbooks and online courses. Her popular career included series with PBS and the History Channel. She appeared on Charlie Rose, C-SPAN2's In Depth and wrote 20 years for The New York Times review pages. Maier was the 2011 President of the Society of American Historians. She won the 2011 George Washington Book Prize for her book Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788. She died in 2013 from lung cancer at the age of 75.[2][3]