The Nine Nations of North America – New England By Joel Garreau Cities: Boston, Halifax
New England Geographically, New England is unusual on this continent in having political boundaries that are meaningful. Practically since the American Revolution, New England has been described in terms of states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut - and that's still basically true.
New England Spectacular autumn colors abound in New England. Sharp September frosts turn the leaves of the white birch trees brilliant shades.
New England <ul><li>Capital: Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol: wood burning stove </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword: Liberal politics </li></ul>A ski resort in Vermont’s Green Mountains New England is mostly rural and economic development has lagged behind its neighbors. Historically, the primary activities have been agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Today recreation and tourism are growing industries. Revolutionary War re-enactment
Boston Population map of Massachusetts showing heaviest concentrations around Boston. Boston’s Back Bay Paul Revere
New England We won't completely forget the boundaries found on current maps, but we will try to understand the Nine Nations defined by Garreau. For each region we will identify where it is, its capital, its symbol, a keyword to help us identify the nation, and examples of its popular culture. A typical New England stone fence built up in the 18 th century
Quilting is a major pastime of many New Englanders .
Northeast Looking west over Cape Cod (below) Paul Revere’s Old South Church still stands dwarfed by more modern Boston buildings “ One if by land” A lighthouse in Maine Together, the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions are generally referred to as the Northeastern region of the United States.
Canada’s Maritime provinces (left) A lighthouse, (right) a summer rental property, both in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia Garreau’s "New England" includes the Canadian Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. These provinces share physical characteristics with their neighbors to the South.
Connecticut The Joseph Conrad , a replica of a whaler in Mystic, Connecticut
Rhode Island The Breakers mansion in Newport was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Maritime Provinces The Canadian Maritimes and the traditional New England of the United States are is a region with strong elements of decline seeking self-sufficiency and new industry. Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island is about 255km long, making it the smallest Canadian province.
Nova Scotia Recreation and tourism are growing. L'Acadie , is known today as the Maritime Provinces - namely Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, a part of lower Canada and a part of eastern Maine. Grand Pre Memorial Church , Grand Pre Park Peggy’s Cove lighthouse
Bay of Fundy The highest tides on Earth occur in the Minas Basin, the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, where the average tide range is 12 metres and can reach 16 metres when the various factors affecting the tides are in phase