Colin Woodard, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, 6 p.m. EDT, online only via Zoom. Did you miss this? Not to worry, we recorded it!

cover art for UNION. A drawn brown hand on the left and a drawn white hand on the right hold the title placard between them.Historian Colin Woodard (American Nations) visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to discuss Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood. In Union, Woodard returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today.

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Colin Woodard, a New York Times bestselling author and historian, is the state and national affairs writer at the Portland Press Herald, where he received a 2012 George Polk Award and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. A longtime foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle, he has reported from more than fifty foreign countries and six continents. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Smithsonian,Politico, and dozens of other publications. A graduate of Tufts University and the University of Chicago, he is the author of American Nations, American Character, The Lobster Coast, The Republic of Pirates, and Ocean's End. He lives in Maine.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
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45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525560159
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 16th, 2020

The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today


American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143122029
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

• A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction •


The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780156034623
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 12th, 2008

 

The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world

In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane.


The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2005

“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald

“[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today


American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110002
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Published: Penguin Books - March 14th, 2017

The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society


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