The ‘Bubble’ Divide

In the beginning of Chinni and Gimpel’s chapter on culture they discuss how you can “bring your own little individual bubble with you.” (188). This reoccurring theme of your ‘individual bubble’ strongly contributes to the division in our Patchwork Nation. These ‘bubbles’ that have formed in the individual counties throughout the country leave Americans in […]

A Fearful Economic Future

While reading this section of the Patchwork Nation’s economy I become somewhat fearful for our future. Chinni and Gimpel continue to explain the differences throughout our country. By dividing our country up by county into twelve different categories he produced ‘Our Patchwork Nation.” The late-2000s recession created numerous struggles and difficulties for each of the […]

A Fearful Economic Future

While reading this section of the Patchwork Nation’s economy I become somewhat fearful for our future. Chinni and Gimpel continue to explain the differences throughout our country. By dividing our country up by county into twelve different categories he produced ‘Our Patchwork Nation.” The late-2000s recession created numerous struggles and difficulties for each of the […]

The Monied Burb County

While reading Our Patchwork Nation I found the most compelling chapter thus far to be the ‘Monied Burbs’ chapter. My county is classified as a ‘Monied Burb’ so it was interesting to see how Chinni and Gimpel classified it. There were many aspects Chinni and Gimpel described that I found relatable to my county, but […]

Separation by County

Our Patchwork Nation by Dante Chinni and James Gimpel discusses a different perspective on how America is divided. These two authors observed the different aspects of American culture and divided America’s 3,141 counties into twelve different types of counties. I thought this way of expressing how our country is divided is the best that we’ve seen […]