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"American Nations" Book

"American Nations" Book

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.

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 and how these differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent’s history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the “blue county/red county” maps of recent presidential elections. A revolutionary and revelatory take on how America’s myriad have shaped our past and are molding our future.


Further Resources


American Nations by Colin Woodard (Part 1)


July 29, 2019

American Nations by Colin Woodard (Part 2)


July 31, 2019

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