American nations: a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America

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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. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory.

In 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. Woodard 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 county/red 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.

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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. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory.

In 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. Woodard 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 county/red 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.

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subject_facet Blacks -- North America -- Relations with Indians, Cultural pluralism -- United States, HISTORY / United States / General, History / North America, Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans, North America -- Discovery and exploration, North America -- Ethnic relations, North American -- Race relations, Regionalism -- North America -- History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies, Whites -- North America -- Relations with Indians
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title_full American Nations A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, American nations : a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America / Colin Woodward
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title_sub a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America
topic_facet Blacks, Cultural pluralism, Discovery and exploration, Ethnic relations, First contact with Europeans, History, Indians of North America, Nonfiction, North American, Race relations, Regionalism, Relations with Indians, Whites