Frontier in American History

Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner
     
 

Widely recognized as a classic of American historiography, The Frontier in American History examines the importance of the unsettled West as both idea and physical reality. Turner's essays explore the changing frontier as it moved progressively westward and discuss the contributions of the pioneers in each frontier area to the development of modern AmericanSee more details below

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Widely recognized as a classic of American historiography, The Frontier in American History examines the importance of the unsettled West as both idea and physical reality. Turner's essays explore the changing frontier as it moved progressively westward and discuss the contributions of the pioneers in each frontier area to the development of modern American democracy.

". . .sets forth in the clearest possible manner the view of American expansion which has inspired and illuminated all of Professor Turner's work from the beginning. Among all American historians no one has so fully caught the meaning of the frontier in our national development."--American Review of Books

"Makes an excellent general presentation of a subject which is insufficiently understood by the average American, yet is so fascinating that any reader will be thankful to have it brought to his attention."--Springfield Republican

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882753478
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/1985
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

I The Significance of the Frontier in American History 1

II The First Official Frontier of the Massachusetts Bay 39

III The Old West 67

IV The Middle West 126

V The Ohio Valley in American History 157

VI The Significance of the Mississippi Valley in American History 177

VII The Problem of the West 205

VIII Dominant Forces in Western Life 222

IX Contributions of the West to American Democracy 243

X Pioneer Ideals and the State University 269

XI The West and American Ideals 290

XII Social Forces in American History 311

XIII Middle Western Pioneer Democracy 335

Index 361

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