Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm
I've not read American Nations but an excellent read with a very similar premise is "The Nine Nations of North America", by Joel Garreau (1981). A fun look at the country at that point in time, and rather accurate in it's divisions. A bonus is that the entire section on the plains nation (i.e. "breadbasket") is centered around KC as the capital city, including a BBQ debate. KC appeared to have substantial extra-regional influence in the late 70's - early 80's.i'm reading "american nations" right now and it feels very accurate on a macro-level. I appreciate the description of STL as a "border city" straddling the nations of Midlands and Appalachia.
Well worth the read:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_ ... th_America
And 2014 follow up:
https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2 ... ears-later