The Frontier in American History

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DigiCat, 17 Mei 2022 - 273 halaman
In 'The Frontier in American History' by Frederick Jackson Turner, the author delves into the impact of the frontier on shaping American culture and society. Turner argues that the frontier played a vital role in fostering democracy, individualism, and the American spirit of innovation. His writing style is analytical and comprehensive, drawing on a wide range of historical sources to support his claims. This book is a cornerstone in American historiography, as Turner's thesis on the significance of the frontier in shaping the national character sparked debates and influenced future scholarship. The book not only provides a historical account but also offers insights into the development of American identity and values. Frederick Jackson Turner, a prominent historian and scholar, was motivated to write this book by his observations of historical patterns and his desire to unveil the underlying forces that have shaped American society. His expertise in American history and his pioneering ideas have established him as a key figure in the field of historical studies. I highly recommend 'The Frontier in American History' to anyone interested in understanding the roots of American culture and the impact of the frontier on shaping the nation. Turner's exploration of the frontier thesis provides valuable insights into the essence of American identity and its historical development.

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The Significance of the Frontier in American History
The First Official Frontier of the Massachusetts
The Old West
The Middle West
The Ohio Valley in American History
The Significance of the Mississippi Valley in American History
The Problem of the West
Dominant Forces in Western Life
Contributions of the West to American Democracy
Pioneer Ideals and the State University
The West and American Ideals
Social Forces in American History
Middle Western Pioneer Democracy

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Frederick Jackson Turner (1861–1932) was a renowned American historian, credited with shaping the understanding of the American frontier's role in shaping the nation's character. A professor of history at the University of Wisconsin and later at Harvard, Turner is best known for his seminal work 'The Frontier in American History' (1920), which compiled his essays on the frontier thesis. His influential theory posited that American democracy was formed by the American frontier, emphasizing the continual westward movement and the closing of the frontier. Turner's ideas quickly became a fundamental concept in the historiography of American history, introducing the notion that the diversity of the expanding frontier fostered individualism and democracy. His work has been scrutinized and debated extensively, with some critics challenging his ideas, while others expanded upon them. Despite the controversy, Turner's contributions remain foundational to the study of American history and his literary style is characterized by a narrative that intertwines analytical insights with the examination of societal evolution. In the academic realm, 'The Frontier in American History' continues to be a reference point for discussion on American exceptionalism and the complex dynamics of frontier expansion.

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