The Nine Nations of North America

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The Nine Nations of North America
The Nine Nations of North America.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorJoel Garreau
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Published1981
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
ISBN0-395-29124-0
OCLC318457577
970.053
LC ClassE38 .G37

The Nine Nations of North America is a 1981 book by Joel Garreau, in which the author suggests that North America can be divided into nine nations, which have distinctive economic and cultural features. He also argues that conventional national and state borders are largely artificial and irrelevant, and that his "nations" provide a more accurate way of understanding the true nature of North American society. The work has been called "a classic text on the current regionalization of North America".

The Nine Nations[edit]

Approximate map of the Nine Nations of North America with each of their capitals

Garreau also discussed several areas that he termed "aberrations":

Despite their presence within North America, Garreau did not assign the central and southern regions of the country of Mexico to any of his nine nations.

Reception[edit]

Paul Meartz of Mayville State University called The Nine Nations of North America "a classic text on the current regionalization of North America".[2]

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Further reading[edit]

  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (2011) Colin Woodard, ISBN 978-0143122029
  • Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America (2009) Dante Chinni and James Gimpel