“In American Nations, [Colin Woodard] persuasively reshapes our understanding of how the American political entity came to be….[A] fascinating new take on history.”— The Christian Science Monitor
The book is very well written with fascinating and accurate historic facts and wonderful bibliography.
I had already read Fischer's Albion's Seed and Garreau's Nine Nations of North America, so I understood right away where Woodard was going with his thesis.
I strongly recommend this book to both those interested in North American History and those interested in its cultural and political trends.
A unique American history study, weakened by a sharp turn to the Left in the last four chapters which deal with relatively modern day affairs.Published 1 day ago by atcdelay
Very interesting read and perspective. Docking 1 star because Colin Woodward goes off into some very strange speculations in the last chapter. Read morePublished 5 days ago by James Richardson
Colin Woodard brings considerable granularity to understanding the many Americas there are that compete for political power and resources across the vastness that is the North... Read morePublished 6 days ago by John Rodgaard
An amazing revelation. This is American history that I have never encountered before, and it is well documented. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Paul Selbst
A fascinating book that explains our current political strife in the context of our historical differences among regions.Published 19 days ago by David Sisk
Fascinating view of U.S. history. Especially intrigued with the colonization chapters in the first part of the book. The Far West was underplayed in the western expansion theme. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Mountain Girl