The Frontier in American History

The Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner
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The 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 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

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BN ID: 2940025494669
Publisher: H. Holt and Company
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Frederick Jackson Turner was born in Portage, Wisconsin, in 1861, and this close proximity to frontier life clearly influenced his work. He received his B.A and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and completed his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in 1889. He returned that year to teach at the University of Wisconsin and later moved to Harvard University in 1910. He played a leading role in the American Historical Association, serving as its president in 1910 and on the editorial board of the Association's American Historical Review from 1910 to 1915.

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