Can A Glass Half Full Unite A Nation?

In the conclusion of, Our Patchwork Nation, Chinni and Gimpel assert that Americans are united regarding the future of the United States.  Their research provides evidence to suggest that the majority of Americans are optimistic, regardless of community type, about the ability for the United States to bounce back and for citizens to achieve the […]

Can A Glass Half Full Unite A Nation?

In the conclusion of, Our Patchwork Nation, Chinni and Gimpel assert that Americans are united regarding the future of the United States.  Their research provides evidence to suggest that the majority of Americans are optimistic, regardless of community type, about the ability for the United States to bounce back and for citizens to achieve the […]

Can A Glass Half Full Unite A Nation?

In the conclusion of, Our Patchwork Nation, Chinni and Gimpel assert that Americans are united regarding the future of the United States.  Their research provides evidence to suggest that the majority of Americans are optimistic, regardless of community type, about the ability for the United States to bounce back and for citizens to achieve the […]

Money Business

After reading “The Economy” chapter, I feel that Americans can never be united over issues regarding economic policy. I thought that certain goals could be shared by all, like stabilizing the stock market, but as Chinni and Gimpel articulated, some communities would benefit more from that action over others. This is due to the fact […]

The Deep South and Minority Central

While our class was reading American Nations, the Deep South was frequently discussed as a nation that held on to its founding values and I thought that Chinni and Gimpel’s book would allow us to move on. After reading the chapter about Minority Central, I believe that is unlikely. After looking at the map, and […]