Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The 11 separate nations of the United States

I just became aware, through an article by Matthew Speiser in The Independent, of the interesting work of Oolin Woodard that suggests that 11 distinct cultures have historically divided the US. Speiser does capsule descriptions of the nations, given the names Yankedom, New Netherland, The Midlands, Tidewater, Greater Appalachia, Deep South, El Norte, The left Coast, The Far West, New France, and First Nation. They are illustrated by the following graphic from his article:


  1. Wow! I have never known about these names, except ''New Netherlands.'' If I am not mistaken, it was the old name of New York, wasn't it?

  2. The Dutch called it 'New Amsterdam'