We will update this post as tributes and remembrances come in.
Pauline Maier, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History at MIT and a leading scholar of American colonial, revolutionary, and early republic history, died this morning, 12 August 2013, after a brief illness.
A fuller essay detailing Maier's life, career, and scholarship will appear on H-LAW later today or tomorrow.
UPDATE: Richard B. Bernstein has now circulated a full and heartfelt obituary. Here's a particularly evocative excerpt:
Read on here, at H-Net.
UPDATE: Fond remembrances continue to pour in --
- From Michael Hattem, at The Junto.
- From Jessica Parr, at American History News Network.