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

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 17/09/1989
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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.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393306231
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 196 x 135 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] provocative new study. . . . In a series of brilliant chapters, [Morgan] probes the myths that sustained eighteenth-century American notions of liberty." -- Keith Thomas - New York Review of Books
"Edmund S. Morgan . . . [is] a man with a rare gift for telling the story of the past simply and elegantly without sacrificing its abundant complexity. . . . The story he tells is of enormous interest and importance." -- Pauline Meier - New York Times Book Review

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