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American Nations

A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
Autor: Colin Woodard
Sprecher: Walter Dixon
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 51 Min.
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An illuminating history of North America's 11 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 11 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.

©2011 Colin Woodward (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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"Woodard offers a fascinating way to parse American (writ large) politics and history in this excellent book." ( Kirkus)
"Woodard explains away partisanship in American Nations... which makes the provocative claim that our culture wars are inevitable. North America was settled by groups with distinct political and religious value - and we haven't had a moment's peace since." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Worth reading it

Wonderful book. I'll definitely listen to it a few more times.

The last few chapters, which are concerned with contemporary politics and future prospects, are incredibly biased politically.

In the last chapter Canada turns into a socialist, feminist eco-utopia built by the noble savages who are untainted by European ideas like private property, while the South descends into a quasi-slaveholding Christian theocracy called Jesus-land.

Ridiculous leftist propaganda aside, the book is absolutely worth reading.