It seems that growing up in Portland, prior to the 1970s, it was defined by a mixture of New England Puritanism from Boston, and rugged individualism and self-reliance from early pioneers. This culture seems to be long gone, or declining along with an aging generation. Are immigrants assimilating, or do they change their new home to be more like their past? How has Oregon changed?
What do you think?
Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?
Washington Post, November 8, 2013 By Reid Wilson
Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.
Up in Arms
Tufts University Press, by Colin Woodard
There’s never been an America, but rather several Americas—each a distinct nation. There are eleven nations today. Each looks at violence, as well as everything else, in its own way. - See more at: http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html#.dpuf