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Author Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932.

Title The Frontier in American History [electronic resource] / Frederick Jackson Turner.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015.


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Summary A fascinating exploration of American identity by one of the most influential historians and thinkers of the twentieth century According to Frederick Jackson Turner, the distinct qualities of the American character are inseparable from the idea of the frontier. One of the nation's most influential historians, Turner sets forth his "frontier thesis" in the eight brilliant, enlightening, and provocative essays that make up his seminal work, The Frontier in American History-a book which profoundly altered the way Americans viewed themselves. Disputing the traditionally held emphasis on European cultural influences, Turner argues that the American frontier fostered self-reliance, optimism, ingenuity, individualism, restlessness, materialism, and democratic ideals-traits that collectively shaped the national character. His groundbreaking work continues to influence American culture, politics, and history more than eighty years after it was first published.
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Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Frontier thesis.
United States -- History.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
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Other Form: Print version: Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. Frontier in American history / New York : Dover Publications, 1996. 0486291677 (DLC)95045209
ISBN 9781480443891 (e-pub)
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