Inventing The People

Inventing The People

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by Edmund S. Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393306232

ISBN-13: 9780393306231

Pub. Date: 10/01/1989

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post
This book makes the provocative case here that America has remained politically stable because the Founding Fathers invented the idea of the American people and used it to impose a

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"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post
This book makes the provocative case here that America has remained politically stable because the Founding Fathers invented the idea of the American people and used it to impose a government on the new nation. His landmark analysis shows how the notion of popular sovereignty—the unexpected offspring of an older, equally fictional notion, the "divine right of kings"—has worked in our history and remains a political force today.

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ISBN-13:
9780393306231
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

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