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Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner: The Significance of the Frontier in American History, and Other Essays / Edition 1
     

Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner: The Significance of the Frontier in American History, and Other Essays / Edition 1

by Frederick Turner, John Mack Faragher, John Mack Faragher
 

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ISBN-10: 0300075936

ISBN-13: 9780300075939

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

“The best assembly of Turner’s essays now available. Faragher’s introductory and concluding commentaries add considerably to the import of the book.”—Stephen Aron, University of California, Los Angeles

“Still ranks as the most influential piece of writing on American history.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia

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“The best assembly of Turner’s essays now available. Faragher’s introductory and concluding commentaries add considerably to the import of the book.”—Stephen Aron, University of California, Los Angeles

“Still ranks as the most influential piece of writing on American history.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer, A Notable Book of 1994

“Faragher’s invaluable afterword . . . provides a judicious introduction to the issues that divide the revisionist New Western Historians from Turner and his disciples.”—Michael Kammen, FanFare

Frederick Jackson Turner is often considered to be the most influential American historian of the century, and his views continue to shape the controversial field of Western American history. In this book, John Mack Faragher introduces and comments on ten of Turner’s most significant essays, concluding with a comment on the recent debate over Turner’s legacy and his effect on Americans’ understanding of their national character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300075939
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION "A NATION THROWN BACK UPON ITSELF": FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER AND THE FRONTIER 1(10)
ONE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORY (1891)
11(20)
TWO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FRONTIER IN AMERICAN HISTORY (1893)
31(30)
THREE THE PROBLEM OF THE WEST (1896)
61(16)
FOUR CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE WEST TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (1903)
77(24)
FIVE PIONEER IDEALS AND THE STATE UNIVERSITY (1910)
101(18)
SIX SOCIAL FORCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY (1910)
119(21)
SEVEN THE WEST AND AMERICAN IDEALS (1914)
140(19)
EIGHT MIDDLE WESTERN PIONEER DEMOCRACY (1918)
159(22)
NINE SECTIONS AND NATION (1922)
181(20)
TEN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SECTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY (1925)
201(24)
AFTERWORD THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FRONTIER IN AMERICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY: A GUIDE TO FURTHER READING 225(18)
NOTES 243

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