The Significance of the Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner
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The Significance of the Frontier in American History

The Western frontier provided a safety valve to prevent forms of class conflict among white people who were not able to succeed economically. People who were not thriving economically in the East...

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The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Turner's frontier thesis, perhaps the most famous theory in American history, argued that the closing of the American frontier in the 1890 census, which stated that there no longer was a frontier...

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The Significance of the Frontier in American History

This question refers to the concept of an American "frontier" as understood by Frederick Jackson Turner and Patricia Limerick. Turner was a late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century historian...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2020 6:58 pm UTC

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