In August, our informed voter book club will be reading: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by author Colin Woodard
The book club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins. Old Firehouse Books offers a 20% discount on our book club books in addition to letting us use their room at no charge.
About the Book
An illuminating history of North America’s eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn’t confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory.
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