Inventing the People
The Rise of Popular Sovereignity in England and America
Morgan, Edmund S.
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."