Inventing America A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0393168166
ISBN-13: 9780393168167
Edition: 2nd 2006
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List price: $65.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 500
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

W. W. Norton presentsInventing America, a balanced new survey of American history by four outstanding historians. The text uses the theme of innovationthe impulse in American history to "make it new"to integrate 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, to the culture of jazz and the new nation-state of the twentieth century, the text draws together the many ways in which innovationand its limitshave marked American history.

Pauline Maier was born on April 27, 1938 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received an undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Radcliffe College in 1960, studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science on a Fulbright scholarship, and received a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. She was a history professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for three decades. She wrote several books 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 Sculpture: Making the Declaration of Independence. She won the George Washington Book Prize for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788. She died of lung cancer on August 12, 2013 at the age of 75.

Merritt Roe Smith is Leverett Howell and William King Cutten Professor of the History of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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