Does the Frontier Experience Make America Exceptional?

ISBN-10: 0312183097
ISBN-13: 9780312183097
Edition: 1999
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Description: In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner set forth his thesis that the frontier made America unique. The five works in this volume include Turner's speech and modern essays that examine how the frontier informs questions of American identity.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner set forth his thesis that the frontier made America unique. The five works in this volume include Turner's speech and modern essays that examine how the frontier informs questions of American identity.

Foreword
Preface
A Note for Students
Introduction
The Frontier and American Exceptionalism
Frederick Jackson Turner and the Frontier
Historians and the Turner Thesis
Some Current Questions
How was the idea of the "frontier" born?
The Significance of the Frontier in American History
How has the idea of the frontier shaped our imagination?
When Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill Cody Both Played Chicago in 1893
Whose frontier is it?
Frederick Jackson Turner Overlooked the Ladies
Is the frontier idea still valid for the twenty-first century?
The Life of an Idea: The Significance of Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis
Will region replace frontier?
New West, True West: Interpreting the Region's History
How should we interpret the frontier/West?
Western History: Why the Past May Be Changing
Making Connections
Suggestions for Further Reading

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