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The Frontier in American History

Frederick Jackson Turner

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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The Frontier in American History is a collection of works related to the history of American colonization of Wild West. Turner expresses his views on how the idea of the frontier shaped the American being and characteristics. He writes how the frontier drove American history and why America is what it is today. Turner reflects on the past to illustrate his point by noting human fascination with the frontier and how expansion to the American West changed people's views on their culture.  
Contents:
The Significance of the Frontier in American History
The First Official Frontier of the Massachusetts Bay
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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