American Nations

Author: Colin Woodard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544457
Size: 72.56 MB
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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 (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) 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. From the Hardcover edition.

American Nations

Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415927505
Size: 29.43 MB
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Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples.

The American Nations

Author: C.S. Rafinesque
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732677265
Size: 26.72 MB
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Reproduction of the original: The American Nations by C.S. Rafinesque


Author: J. Dafoe
ISBN: 9780404006167
Size: 49.12 MB
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Mythology Of The American Nations

Author: Instructor Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Indiana David M Jones
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 9780857236708
Size: 62.46 MB
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From the earliest times, people have told stories of allpowerful gods and goddesses, mighty spirits and fabulous creatures to explain the mysteries of life. This book explores the rich diversity of these legendary themes within North America, Mesoamerica and South America. An instantly accessible A-to-Z format provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on more than 900 key characters, enabling the reader to discover who is who in the mythology of the Americas. This book is a rich source of information for learning about and understanding the myths and religions of the indigenous inhabitants of the American continents.