Monthly Archives: January 2011

Week 4 Question

The reading expert from All Over the Map: Rethinking American Regions brought up some very interesting psychological phenomenon in how we form schemas of regions. Regional identities seem to be abstractly defined and affected by many factors. Throughout the paper … Continue reading

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Week Four Question – Yazmeen

The Introduction to All Over the Map considers a multitude of reasons for the divergence of American places into regions by the people within and outside of them. Ayers and Onuf make an interesting observation when they mention at the … Continue reading

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The Privileges We Abused.

From the window of the bus I felt like a spectator in a foreign land. The uniform brick buildings and rigid partitioning of the streets reminded me of a jail. Each public housing unit was a jail cell and seemed … Continue reading

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Week 4 Question

“Greater Virginia” continuously brings up the idea of an “English Nation” that was formed in Virginia.  The community was similar to that of Britain, as were the social classes.  The people were called Englishmen living in a different area.  Yet … Continue reading

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Week 4 Question

One thing that I found interesting in The Shaping of America was the religious history of Maryland.  Many colonists first came to America looking for religious sanctuary, yet once here, it seemed to fade into the background.  Even though Maryland … Continue reading

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Week 4 Questions

America can be very diverse at the local level of government, but on the state and national level most leaders are white and male, even though that is slowly changing. In what ways does setting boundaries, state and regional lines, … Continue reading

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Question for Week 4

As I was reading the Introduction to “All Over the Map” I wondered about what defines a region and how a region becomes to be known as a certain type of place.  Is it the geography that defines a region … Continue reading

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