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American Nations by Colin Woodard
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Jan 25, 12

bookshelves: history, sociology
Read from December 22, 2011 to January 16, 2012

Should be a must-read in both American History and contemporary cultural sociology. There are moments when you want Woodard to go off on deeper explanatory tangents but he stays focused throughout. I'd definitely like to explore more about the idea of N.America as a loose federation of cultural "nations" in battle with one another, rather than the idea that there is some coherent idea of "America". Revealing of current political boundaries as historical accident and not inevitability.
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