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New PDF release: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional

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By Colin Woodard

ISBN-10: 0670022969

ISBN-13: 9780670022960

An illuminating heritage of North America's 11 rival cultural areas that explodes the purple state-blue kingdom delusion.

North the US used to be settled through individuals with unique non secular, political, and ethnographic features, growing local cultures which have been at odds with each other ever due to the fact that. next immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" tradition, yet fairly into one of many 11 unique nearby ones that unfold over the continent each one staking out together specific territory.

In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a trip throughout the heritage of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances among its part countries, which comply with neither nation nor overseas limitations. He illustrates and explains why "American" values differ sharply from one zone to a different. Woodard unearths how intranational changes have performed a pivotal position at each aspect within the continent's heritage, from the yankee Revolution and the Civil conflict to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of contemporary presidential elections. American Nations is a progressive and revelatory tackle America's myriad identities and the way the conflicts among them have formed our previous and are molding our future.

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The men should all strike on the same day. If this is done, the company will have to give them their freedom immediately. Workers! Remember! Freedom does not lie with others, it lies within our own group. We should follow the correct method, that is, when we are dissatisfied with the regulations or oppression of the employers, we should all stop work. Having ceased working, we should all vote one of our members, who we think capable of discussing the issue with the employer, to be our leader. We should work out an agreement with the employer to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Also, a great deal of attention was given to instilling a sense of collective identity and unity among wage-labourers. All workers 32 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45111 Monarchs, workers and struggles for a voice were seen to share a common situation, and it was argued that, if they were to free themselves from exploitation and oppression, it was imperative that they work towards overcoming their inclination to act individually and develop a sense of collective identity and solidarity.

7 In a famous piece titled ‘Jews of the Orient’, King Vajiravudh, writing under the nom de guerre, Asawaphahu, portrayed Chinese ‘coolies’ as dirty, money-grubbing, devious and untrustworthy troublemakers (Asawaphahu 1985: 79–80). Referring explicitly to the 1910 strike, the king stated that he ‘should be loath to answer for the consequences’ of what the police and military ‘composed of Siamese not Chinamen’ might do should another similar strike be repeated (Asawaphahu 1985: 85). Violence, arrest, deportation, surveillance, the introduction of new laws and regulations that outlawed strikes, the buttressing of strong employer authority through policy inaction, as well as the cultivation and promotion of ethnic antipathy between Thai and Chinese, combined to form a pattern in the way the absolute monarchy reacted to the occurrence of collective Chinese labour activism.

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