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Wed Jan 28, 2015, 06:13 AM

I'm recommending some reading ahead of the coming Election season: "American Nations:

A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America." by Colin Woodward (2012)



The Short version is here:

http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html

He describes which Europeans first settled which regions, how they thought of society and government, how they expanded (or didn't) across the continent and how that thinking has influenced American history.

I think the book offers an excellent explanation of voting patterns and incidentally, an understanding of various regional code words. The same words or phrases may have very different meanings depending on which region you're from.

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Wed Jan 28, 2015, 07:50 AM

1. I second your recommendation. A fascinating book. (nt)

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