Inventing the People
The Rise of Popular Sovereignity in England and America

Morgan, Edmund S.
Publisher:  Norton
Year Published:  1989
Pages:  318pp   Price:  $18.95   Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6953

The author makes the case that the United States 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. Morgan ties the notion of popular sovereignty to the older, equally fictional notion, the "divine right of kings."

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