Friday, June 27, 2008

Geography of American Societies in Politics

Geography convert Eddie has sent me a link to Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation. The feature maps out the eleven different types of counties in America ranging from Evangelical Epicenters to Boom Towns to Minority Central. Besides the simple cultural geography of America, the feature ties it into the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Readers can compare where the candidates are reaching out and how.

It is interesting to see how the various societies unite in common cause for their candidate (Does the religious right really care about the death tax? Do heavy-democratic voting blacks really care about abortion rights).

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