Schweller, which discusses the importance of chaos in energizing a political system but is not yet available in audio. In How to Hide an Empire, author Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. Just in time for the holidays, American Nations is now available as an audiobook edition from Gildan Media. An excellent way to understand some of the real divisions in our society. The new Constitution hardly sealed things tight. Yankeedom, is essentially New England and its most direct diaspora, stretching West bordering Canada over to the easternmost counties of the Dakotas.
The book made me look at our nation differently. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. He also divides the South into the Deep South, the Tidewater of Virginia, and Appalachia. The nuances strengthen the thesis, because they make regional explanations work better. It's a comfortable length and it does not overreach to try to explain everything with one theory. An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth.
But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct. I listened to this book almost non-stop and was very sorry when it came to an end. The most interesting part of the book was the history. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. He illustrates and explains why 'American' values vary sharply from one region to another.
And I am no longer certain that would necessarily be a bad thing. That being said, I still enjoyed the analysis; especially the speculation about possible futures in the last quarter of the book. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots - ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. If you have ever wondered how it is that you can share a country with people who have ideas and beliefs so different from your own, this book holds the answers. All in all a good read. Eisenhower's accomplishments were enormous and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own tumultuous times. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.
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. At times, Dixon was fairly monotone, but the performance was steady and still entertaining. Patton, as well as most of the soldiers of the Confederacy only five percent of whom owned slaves, and who fought against what they viewed as an invading army. And it clearly expressed thoughts I have always struggled with expressing myself. Summary An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. Specifically, Appalachia really stands out, as do Aroostook and Piscataquis counties in Maine, which makes you wonder whether they really belong to Great Appalachia.
While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. What was the most interesting aspect of this story? In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. It laid down a paradigm through which I viewed the next couple of dozen American history books I read after it. There are cities and counties that seem to react completely differently than the areas surrounding them. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. Woodard concludes on a pessimistic note, wondering whether the bonds among his nations can hold. He is currently a contributing editor at.
The Midlands stretch from once-Quaker Philadelphia across the heart of the Midwest — German-dominated, open-minded and less inclined toward activist government than Yankeedom. . It was a nearly contiguous swath of the country, stretching from southwestern Pennsylvania through Appalachia, west across the upland South and into Oklahoma and north-central Texas. Time will tell whether it works. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. Blue-staters unsettled by should know that, in 1801, some 20,000 Borderlanders gathered in Cane Ridge, Ky.
Altogether, these concerns suggest the thesis is overstated, that understanding these regional sub-cultures is merely one important strand in understanding what makes America work. It is evidently going to take more than 400 years for the personalities, belief systems, priorities and thought processes of our original founders to work through our systems and no longer affect us. And political analysts regularly take note of regional differences in voting patterns. The nations mistrusted each other deeply. Although this book presents a lot of historical information, it is accessible and easy to follow.