The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams

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W. W. Norton, Incorporated, 1990 - History - 309 pages
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The "old revolutionaries" were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee, and Charles Carroll, five men of widely varying backgrounds who played significant roles in the American Revolution. What motivations brought these different men together and made them decide to join the movement for Independence? In telling their stories, Pauline Maier explores the American Revolution not so much as a collective movement as a commitment to an ideal republic--which different people interpreted differently. Pauline Maier has written a new Introduction to the Norton paperback edition, in which she discusses the Old Revolutionaries' pertinence to current debates over liberalism in the American Revolution. Professor Maier teaches history at MIT and is also the author of From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776.

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Pauline Maier received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, then went on to a career as a history professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Maier wrote two books involving colonial America: "From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776" and "American Sculpture: Making the Declaration of Independence." Maier has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pauline Maier also wrote Ratification which was published in 2010.

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