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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Colin Woodard
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2011-09-29
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101544457

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Author: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
Publisher:
Release: 1836
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:555032719

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Genre: America
Author: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
Publisher:
Release: 1836
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B282472

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Divides North America into nine powers, and explains the cultural, ethnic, and geographic identities of each

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Genre: América del Norte
Author: Joel Garreau
Publisher: Avon Books
Release: 1982
File: 427 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39076001347439

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Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples.

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Genre: History
Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2001
File: 519 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415927501

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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.

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Author: Instructor Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Indiana David M Jones
Publisher: Southwater
Release: 2017-04-04
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0857236709

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The question of development is a major topic in courses across the social sciences and history, particularly those focused on Latin America. Many scholars and instructors have tried to pinpoint, explain, and define the problem of underdevelopment in the region. With new ideas have come new strategies that by and large have failed to explain or reduce income disparity and relieve poverty in the region. Why Latin American Nations Fail brings together leading Latin Americanists from several disciplines to address the topic of how and why contemporary development strategies have failed to curb rampant poverty and underdevelopment throughout the region. Given the dramatic political turns in contemporary Latin America, this book offers a much-needed explanation and analysis of the factors that are key to making sense of development today.

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Genre: History
Author: Matías Vernengo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2017-10-03
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520290303

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Genre: Indians
Author: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
Publisher:
Release: 1836
File: Pages
ISBN-13: COLUMBIA:0040718018

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Genre: Anthropology
Author: James Cowles Prichard
Publisher:
Release: 1847
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HNKK2M

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Genre: America
Author: United States. Bureau of the Census
Publisher:
Release: 1949
File: 35 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000102987561

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