Monthly Archives: January 2011

Week 4 Question

After finishing this week’s reading, my question is how does a “region” come to be defined as such, specifically those within the early American settlements?  Granted, each section was founded or lead by different individuals and is composed slightly differently, … Continue reading

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Week 4 Question

Having read ‘The Shaping of America’ I was naturally intrigued by the mentioning of the European settlers. One excerpt states that a Scottish majority inhabited the Chesapeake region. This is very typical of what would happen even today, as there … Continue reading

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Can Regionalism Impact the World?

As I read “All Over the Map”, all I could think about was a regional newsmagazine show called “Chronicle” that is about New England culture, lifestyle, and heritage. It documents aspects of life all over New England, especially small towns … Continue reading

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Past vs. Future?

Perry L., Week 4 Question: In All Over the Map, a prominent theme is the movement to preserve history, namely regional history, in America.  Ayers and Onuf say “Regions may be in danger not only from malls and cable television but also … Continue reading

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Where does identity come from?

I found the introduction to All Over the Map: Rethinking American Regions, very interesting, and a few discussion type questions came to mind.  Then the reading from the Shaping of America made me wonder how these questions applied to Virginia today. … Continue reading

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Fertile Land: The Story of Short Pump

Fertile Lands: The Story of Short Pump Yazmeen Nunez Three Chopt Road is a street devoted to the consumer. Between two great hubs of contemporary commercial traffic in the city of Richmond and neighboring counties, Three Chopt will lead whoever … Continue reading

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Capitol Square: A Display of Power

During our tour of Richmond, I was particularly impressed by Capitol Square.  The area is impressive, and fitting for a governmental building.  When I looked up the hill at the capitol building, the green grass that surrounds it, and the … Continue reading

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