I'm reading this now. I put Look Homeward Angel away for the moment.
This book is quite interesting. I'm up to the move into the far west now. It's interesting to see how much disagreement there was between the early colonies or cultures, how some of them held ideas we think of as distinctly un-American even if they are generally true of the U.S. even now.
I have never been a big history buff, but I am glad to get deeper into this history that we got in high school. Frankly, although I did quite well, I don't think I learned much of anything in high school. I am glad get some perspective on the different regions of the country and some context for their ideologies. I know it's not necessarily all as Woodward says.
I hope that in the latter part of the book, he gives examples of how his characterizations remain true to this day. I assume he will.
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