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The Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner

American democracy was profoundly shaped by the existence of an undeveloped frontier area from the founding through the 1880s. These essays try to convey how the frontier drove American history and shaped it. Turner relates the histories of the American frontiers (from the thirteen colonies to the settling of what he calls the Middle West (or what we call, today, the American Midwest)) and describes the populations settling, national and local economy and politics of, and the resulting reasons for each frontier. He gives us a picture of the nation, in context, at each frontier, in a fairly small sized book (somehow).

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English

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English

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1893

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Frederick Jackson Turner was an American historian during the early 20th century, based at the University of Wisconsin until 1910, and then Harvard University. He was known primarily for his "Frontier...

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