March 20, 2016. In White House Chronicle 7013, Llewellyn discusses the fascinating theories of Colin Woodard, author of American Nations and American Character. His political hypothesis divides America into 11 distinct nations: Yankeedom, Greater Appalachia, New Netherland, the Deep South, Tidewater, the Midlands, the Far West, El Norte, First Nation, New France, and the Left Coast. These boundaries, organized around historical patterns of colonialization, in turn play a major role in organizing and perpetuating distinctly different cultural notions of “core” American values: freedom, the individual, and the community, among others.
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