ISBN-10:
0393306232
ISBN-13:
9780393306231
Pub. Date:
09/17/1989
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

by Edmund S. Morgan

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Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

"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: 09/17/1989
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 706,114
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)

About the Author

Edmund S. Morgan (1916–2013) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University and the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, and the American Academy’s Gold Medal. The author of The Genuine Article; American Slavery, American Freedom; Benjamin Franklin; and American Heroes, among many others.

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