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  • Mar 28, 2012
  • 11:34 PM

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

Julie Sedivy / The Crux
The two groups originated from distinct groups of settlers; the Inland Northerners migrated west from New England, while the Midlanders originated in Pennsylvania via the Appalachian region. Historically, the two settlement streams typically found themselves with sharply diverging political views and voting habits, with the northerners aligning much more closely with agenerally being more liberal ideology.

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