Regional America

I have a long-time fascination with the cultural regions of America. There was a book a long time ago, The Nine Nations of North America, that got me started. Then Our Patchwork Nation. And Albion’s Seed in between, to show how some of the regional culture had its origins because of colonists from different parts of Great Britain.  

So I was pleased to stumble across more information from Jayman, the Human Biodiversity (HBD) guy:

He says, “This is a page that will collect my key posts in my series on the American Nations, that is the various ethno-culturo-political regions that make up North America. The U.S. and Canada (and to some extent, Mexico and the Caribbean) are divided according to these broad cultural zones formed by colonial settlement and shaped by subsequent immigration/ emigration. These are detailed in David Hackett Fischer’s Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America and Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. These area underlie the persistent and at times fierce conflicts across different parts of all of these countries, which has in the past erupted into war and to this day remain at the heart of the region conflicts that simmer across the land.

Cool maps, cool articles.


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