Aedon Cassiel in a Counter Currents article entitled Ethnonationalism for Normies neatly summarizes which British tribes settled the lands that became the USA and how they continue to influence it. He notes that there is an “evolutionary explanation for the social and political conflicts that exist between whites in the United States today…. and establishing ethnonationalist states for whites and then dividing them up between conservatives and liberals would largely entail separating whites by their specific ethnic origins.” Cassiel makes the case that combining different types of people together under one regime is a recipe for needless conflict and unhappiness. The obvious solution is that different types of people ought to have self-governing homelands. “Americanism” is the denial of this sensible solution.
An invaluable book from David Hackett Fisher called Albion’s Seed can help us restore some of the knowledge we’ve lost. The book describes the four waves of British immigration in which the early Americas were settled: first, the Puritans came from East Anglia and settled in New England. Second, defeated supporters of the king and the Established Church of England (referred to as “Cavaliers”) settled around Virginia and Maryland. Third, Quakers came from the English midlands and landed in the Delaware Valley. Finally, the “Scotch-Irish” came from north England, lowland Scotland, and Ulster, settling the Appalachian backcountry, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Throughout American history, the Puritan- and Quaker-settled regions have represented progressivism; the Cavalier- and Scotch-Irish-settled regions have represented traditionalism. To a very large degree, then, establishing “red states” and “blue states” would actually mean splitting “whites” up by ethnic origin. To put it another way, much of the conflict in American political life today is actually between “whites” of different ethnic origins. It turns out that “race” is explanatory even here.