American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
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Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 371
ISBN: 1101540788
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author describes eleven rival regional "nations" in the United States (Yankeedom, New Netherland, the Midlands, Tidewater, Greater Appalachia, the Deep South, New France, El Norte, the Left Coast, the Far West, and First Nation), and how these deep roots continue to influence our politics today.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 371
ISBN: 0670022969
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Release: 2011
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.

Next American Nation

Next American Nation
Author: Michael Lind
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1451603096
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are we now, or have we ever been, a nation? As this century comes to a close, debates over immigration policy, racial preferences, and multiculturalism challenge the consensus that formerly grounded our national culture. The question of our national identity is as urgent as it has ever been in our history. Is our society disintegrating into a collection of separate ethnic enclaves, or is there a way that we can forge a coherent, unified identity as we enter the 21st century? In this "marvelously written, wide-ranging and thought-provoking"* book, Michael Lind provides a comprehensive revisionist view of the American past and offers a concrete proposal for nation-building reforms to strengthen the American future. He shows that the forces of nationalism and the ideal of a trans-racial melting pot need not be in conflict with each other, and he provides a practical agenda for a liberal nationalist revolution that would combine a new color-blind liberalism in civil rights with practical measures for reducing class-based barriers to racial integration. A stimulating critique of every kind of orthodox opinion as well as a vision of a new "Trans-American" majority, The Next American Nation may forever change the way we think and talk about American identity. *New York Newsday

History of the American Nation

History of the American Nation
Author: William J. Jackman
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781408603840
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Release: 2007-10
Editor: Stevenson Press
Language: en

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: James West Davidson,Michael B. Stoff,STOFF
Pages: 271
ISBN: 013432238X
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Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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This America The Case for the Nation

This America  The Case for the Nation
Author: Jill Lepore
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781631496424
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America, a follow-up to her much-celebrated history of the United States, These Truths. With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history—and the history of the idea of the nation itself—while calling for a “new Americanism”: a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America’s past. Lepore begins her argument with a primer on the origins of nations, explaining how liberalism, the nation-state, and liberal nationalism, developed together. Illiberal nationalism, however, emerged in the United States after the Civil War—resulting in the failure of Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the restriction of immigration. Much of American history, Lepore argues, has been a battle between these two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration. Defending liberalism, as This America demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. “When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,” Lepore tellingly writes, “nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism.” But liberalism is still in there, Lepore affirms, and This America is an attempt to pull it out. “In a world made up of nations, there is no more powerful way to fight the forces of prejudice, intolerance, and injustice than by a dedication to equality, citizenship, and equal rights, as guaranteed by a nation of laws.” A manifesto for a better nation, and a call for a “new Americanism,” This America reclaims the nation’s future by reclaiming its past.

Chapters 1 16 of Short History of the American Nation 7e

Chapters 1 16 of Short History of the American Nation 7e
Author: Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History John A Garraty
Pages: 329
ISBN: 020132640X
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Release: 1998-03-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Elliott Quinley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0134322797
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Release: 2006-01-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Nine Nations of North America

The Nine Nations of North America
Author: Joel Garreau
Pages: 427
ISBN: 0395291240
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Release: 1981
Editor: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Redivides North America into nine powers which are seen as the continent's emerging realities, and explains the distinct cultural, ethnic, and geographic identities of each

The Only Land I Know

The Only Land I Know
Author: Adolph L. Dial,David K. Eliades
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0815603606
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Release: 1996-02-01
Editor: Syracuse University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the standard history of the Lumbee Indian people of southwestern North Carolina, the largest Indian community in population east of the Mississippi. Dial and Eliades trace the history of this group through 1974. Among the subjects covered are the Lumbee during the colonial period and the revolutionary War; the Lowrie war; the infamous Lowrie Band of the Civil War; the development of the Lumbee educational system; Lumbee folklore; and the modern Lumbee

The Emergence of One American Nation

The Emergence of One American Nation
Author: Donald J. Fraser
Pages: 462
ISBN: 0997080507
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Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Divisiveness is the hallmark of American politics today. In the Emergence of One American Nation, Donald J. Fraser explores the difficulties that the founding generation confronted in molding the United States into one nation.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Mark C. Carnes,John A. Garraty
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9780134128665
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Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Pearson
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134127218 / ISBN-13: 9780134127217. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205958508 / ISBN-13: 9780205958504 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in U.S. History Help students bridge the present and the past The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition surveys American history in a way that bridges the present to the past, emphasizing the relevance of history to contemporary readers. By showing how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark students’ lives, the authors bring the study of the American past to life, and engage students deeply in the course. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Mark Christopher Carnes,John Arthur Garraty
Pages: 881
ISBN: 0205790445
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conforms to the information resources of the web site MyHistoryLab.

Religion and the American Nation

Religion and the American Nation
Author: John Frederick Wilson
Pages: 104
ISBN: 082032289X
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Release: 2003
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lively survey ranges across several centuries of change in the ways historians have thought and written about religion in America. In particular, John F. Wilson is concerned with how historians have perceived religion's relationship to the political organization of our country. He begins by establishing the genesis of religion as a specialized area of American history in the nineteenth century, and then discusses religious history's development through the early 1970s. Along the way he considers topics ranging from the "long shadow" the Puritans have cast over our comprehension of religion in American history to the ascendancy of such institutions as the University of Chicago as systematizing forces in religious scholarship. Wilson then discusses how scholars, since the early 1970s, have sought to ground their accounts of American religious trends and events in ways that either avoid or transcend references to Puritanism. The rise of comparative religious histories, Wilson notes, has been the welcome outcome. Moving into the present, Wilson explores a range of behaviors, if not beliefs, that might be understood as religious aspects of American life, and looks at how the spiritual or religious dimensions of American cultural life have been expressed in gnosticism, the mass media, and consumerism. One commentator, Wilson notes, suggested that there are no longer any religions as such in America today, but only religious "brands." Wilson himself sees America as a place where there is room for Old World traditions and new spiritual initiatives, a modern nation remarkably hospitable to ancient preoccupations.

A History of the American Nation

A History of the American Nation
Author: Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin
Pages: 608
ISBN: IND:30000130931094
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Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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History of the American Nation

History of the American Nation
Author: William James Jackman,Jacob Harris Patton,Rossiter Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3372402
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Release: 1923
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Second Rate Nation

Second Rate Nation
Author: Sam D. Sieber
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781317252368
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Release: 2015-12-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A scathing indictment of America's failure to keep up with other advanced nations and to achieve its own most cherished goals. The chapters of the book focus on: the media, the economy and corporations, foreign assistance and military affairs, health and health care, education, crime and punishment, the environment, inequality, and more. This is the one book to read this year about current events and the United States' many recent failures, which have demoted them to the status of a second-rate nation. The book will be useful for policymakers, journalists, teachers, students, activists and public speakers, and anyone with an interest in the U.S. today. Drawing on copious international and domestic evidence, the author shows that America lags significantly behind other advanced countries in such domains as health care, education, crime, civil liberties, racial and ethnic equality, environmental protection, foreign relations, and key features of the economy, including persistent poverty. The gap extends even to some surprising areas: press freedom and democratic representation. Sieber examines the questions of how and why the peculiar gulf between America's extraordinary self-esteem and the true state of affairs has evolved. He is concerned with understanding how the nation's idealized self-image is sustained in spite of overwhelming evidence of impairment in almost every important domain. In an election year the book is a valuable resource for assessing the challenges the U.S. faces. Apart from the author's powerful thesis, the book is a rich compendium of up-to-date statistical data on a variety of issues, presented without either technical obfuscation or oversimplification. It should therefore be useful to policymakers, journalists, commentators, teachers, students, activists, public speakers, and anyone wishing to know more about the true state of affairs in the U.S. today.

The American Nation a History Van Tyne C H The American revolution 1776 1783

The American Nation  a History  Van Tyne  C  H  The American revolution  1776 1783
Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HWAX8C
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Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Canada a North American Nation

Canada  a North American Nation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011715457
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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