The American Culture is Still a Melting Pot
Award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the U.S. Colin Woodard seems to emphasis his research by categorizing ethnic groups that originally landed from Europe, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere. Yet, for consideration, the Irish and the Filipino eventually assimilated within any given region. They heavily influenced many cultures within a region, along with other ethnic groups encroaching in waves.
Whether or not a city or neighborhood block approves are determined by many factors, but with the constant mobility of American society supported by a superb transportation network, it’s not easy to predict which regions retain common interests, or in a constant state of flux.
During the last twenty years, different authors have “grouped or sized-up” different regions of the United States. They distinguished us by difference accents, habits, diets and other criteria. They did their best to plot our various cultures by grouping common interests.
[But] in order to have any productive conversation on these issues,” he added, “you need to know where you come from. Once you know where you are coming from it will help move the conversation forward.” – Colin Woodard
Buy the Book here: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard
The Coastal Elites (not clearly differentiated along the eastern seaboard) and New England are regions losing political dominance. If we secure the Midwest (the western half of Yankeedom) and Midlands (manufacturing and farm towns), #TRUMPSTERS should dominate for generations.
From the Deep South to the Far West to Yankeedom to El Norte Woodard reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today with results that can be seen in the composition of the U S Congress or on the county-by-county election maps of presidential elections.