Religion in the Counties

The section I found most interesting in the Culture chapter of the book was the the parts about religion. Religion has always been and will always continue to be a profound influence on the culture of America. Table 19 was interesting because it showed…

Religion in the Counties

The section I found most interesting in the Culture chapter of the book was the the parts about religion. Religion has always been and will always continue to be a profound influence on the culture of America. Table 19 was interesting because it showed…

The recessions different impacts

The section on the economy in Our Patchwork Nation gave me a new perspective on the Great Recession our country experienced in the late 2000s. I never followed the economy on the news and so I knew very little about the recession. All I knew was that people were losing jobs and the stock market was […]

Our Patchwork Nation and American Nations working together

Our Patchwork Nation and American Nations combine to portray a very accurate view of the United States. While Woodard’s American Nations made a lot of generalizations based on region and history, Chinni and Gimpel took a more modern day approach by analyzing statics of race, religion, voting patterns and economy of each county in the […]

Overwhelming Amount of Information

The notion that America is not defined by nations as Colin Woodard suggests but by county is almost overwhelming. Every country has its differences, not just America, so it seems unnecessary to try to analyze a country by sorting each and every county …