Thursday, May 22, 2014

Talking American Nations with Cracked

I had an enjoyable and extended conversation with the good people at -- producers of the popular Cracked Podcast-- about my most recent book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. It posted earlier this week.

Here's their synopsis:

On today's podcast Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Kristi Harrison and Jason Pargin discuss America's crazy regional differences, and talk with Colin Woodard (author of 'American Nations') about his claim that the fifty American states are actually eleven distinct nations. Whether the land you live on was conquered by Spain (Florida), France (Louisiana), stuffy British slave lords (the South) or Braveheart (Appalachia) determines how you view the government, law and so much more.
I've also just given an American Nations keynote talk here in Atlanta at the Governing Georgia Leadership Forum. Thanks much to all who attended. Back in Maine shortly.

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