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review American Nations American Nations free read ☆ 6 Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download D reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the blue countyred county maps of recent presidential elections American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. I give this book 4 stars because his underlying observation is so cogent so obvious and so explanatory Just wonderful Anybody who sees and describes the reality that makes up the American nations deserves all the accolades we can throw at him At the same time the author s leftism leads him to say some inexcusably silly things particularly near the end of the book Those parts pulled down one and two stars One gets the feeling that some of what is driving this analysis is identity politics and it is clear that there are some identities that Woodard doesn t like very much here s looking at you Southerners and Borderlanders

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review American Nations American Nations free read ☆ 6 Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download Distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territoryIn American Nations Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations which conform to neither state nor international boundaries He illustrates and explains why American values vary sharply from one region to another Woodar. I don t care how much American history you know or think you know this book awkwardly sub titled A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures is a revelation I ll give you an example of my own where is the oldest building made by Europeans in the US If you grew up in the Northeast you re probably thinking it s in Boston or Philadelphia Went to school in the Southeast maybe it s in St Augustine or New Orleans So where you grew up has a lot to do with what you think you know Don t believe me Then why isn t The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe New Mexico built ten years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock the first place that pops to mind Why isn t it as famous as Plymouth Rock Time and time again this book reveals how our cultural roots from centuries ago still shape our worldview It is why politics in Oregon with towns named after the places its early European settlers came from like Portland and Salem has in common with New England than it does with the Midwest or California Proof that Faulkner was right The past isn t dead It s not even past

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review American Nations American Nations free read ☆ 6 Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state blue state myth North America was settled by people with distinct religious political and ethnographic characteristics creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since Subseuent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an American or Canadian culture but rather into one of the eleven. It was good but particularly toward the end became the author s opinion rather than statistical evidence or other facts He is from Maine and allowed his predjudices to show According to him all Southerners comprised of Tidewater Deep South and Appalachia are Republicans conservative racist backward and so on with the usual stereotypes New Englanders are of course progressive educated and egalitarian though he does admit to past intolerance I live here and let me tell you that is not uite the full story or even predominant characteristics of the people who live here His premise is that North America is made of of various nations each with its own uniue characteristics Left Coast Yankeedom Tidewater Appalachia Deep South etc While I agree with his assessment of the existence of the various nations I don t agree with his boundaries He Has Appalachia extending from Western Pennsylvania to Eastern Texas I am sorry but not only are Texas and Pennsylvania very different cultures Texas and the South whether Tidewater Deep South or Appalachia are different cultures with different manners accents ways of doing things etc Texas is western than anything He also has Tidewater ending in northeastern North Carolina while I would argue that it goes further south and further west as far as Charlotte He also claims that much of the Midwest is part of Yankeedom and barely discusses the enormous Scandinavian influenceI also think the author oversimplifies and generalizes too much He also fails to take into account the full influence of migration of all sorts of people to different areas Half the people who live in Dallas are not from there and the same is true of much of North Carolina where I m from and all of California He is from New England arguably the most homogeneous and insular area of the country and assumes that the rest of the nations are like that also


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    Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download read & download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Colin Woodard EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard Journalist and amateur historian Colin Woodard makes a lot of interesting assertions on the back of thin evidence Splitting North Am

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download read & download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Colin Woodard I don't care how much American history you know or think you know this book awkwardly sub titled “A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures” is a revelation I'll give you an example of my own where is the oldest building made by Europeans in the US? If you grew up in the Northeast you're probably thinking it’s in Boston or Philadelphia Went to school in the Southeast maybe it’s in St Augustine o

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    review American Nations Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard I am very enthusiastic about this 2011 book and would recommend it heartily even to people who might not themselves be inclined to give it five stars Colin Woodard assigns all of North America to one of eleven regions as opposed to Joel Garrea

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    review American Nations Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard I give this book 4 stars because his underlying observation is so cogent so obvious and so explanatory Just wonderful Anybody who sees and describes the reality that makes up the American nations deserves all the accolades we can throw at him

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard read & download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Colin Woodard Recommended with reservations; the first half of the book covering the historical origins of the 11 diverse nations that comprise modern United States is brilliant For instance most people don't realize that the vibrant mult

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    review American Nations EBOOK DOWNLOAD American Nations AUTHOR Colin Woodard Colin Woodard Þ 6 read & download My problem with broad stroke history books is that they are far too broad and that you cannot really make claims or assertions because there simply isn’t enough evidence provided to back them up Ultimately this is the greatest weakness of Woodard’s book It’s a very interesting premise and one that I largely find to be true and intuitive if you travel and live in different places in this country I grew up in Nebraska and f

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