The Significance of the Frontier in American History
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The Significance of the Frontier in American History

By Frederick W. Turner
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This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation's expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which - for better or worse - lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Table of Contents
  • THE FRONTIER IN AMERICAN HISTORY
  • BY
  • FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER
    • NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY 1921
      • Copyright, 1920 By FREDERICK J. TURNER
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • I
    • The Significance of the Frontier in American History[1:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • II
    • The First Official Frontier of the Massachusetts Bay[39:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • III
    • The Old West[67:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • IV
    • The Middle West[126:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • V
    • The Ohio Valley in American History[157:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VI
    • The Significance of the Mississippi Valley in American History[177:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VII
    • The Problem of the West[205:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VIII
    • Dominant Forces in Western Life[222:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • IX
    • Contributions of the West to American Democracy[243:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • X
    • Pioneer Ideals and the State University[269:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XI
    • The West and American Ideals[290:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XII
    • Social Forces in American History[311:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XIII
    • Middle Western Pioneer Democracy[335:1]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX
  • Transcriber's Notes:
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