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Frederick Jackson Turner's Biography

Frederick Jackson Turner (November 14, 1861 – March 14, 1932) was an American historian in the early 20th century. He is best known for his essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History", whose ideas are referred to as the Frontier Thesis. He is also known for his theories of geographical sectionalism. In recent years western history has seen pitched arguments over his Frontier Thesis, with the only point of agreement being his enormous impact on historical scholarship and the American mind.

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Frederick Jackson Turner News Stories

  • What would it take for America to be optimistic again? [Video]

      News Source: io9 | over 1 year ago
    This has been an unusually depressing election campaign, even by recent American standards. The overwhelming emotion among our political classes and pundits appears to be bitterness, laced with weary fake-outrage...And what would it take for the
  • America expands once again _ digitally, this time

      News Source: The Age | almost 2 years ago
    Story continues below Today, almost two centuries after that term was coined, American expansionism is playing out vigorously at society's latest cutting edge: the social space of the Internet. Friday's high-octane, $16 billion IPO of the global
  • Tequepis Dayhike

      News Source: Santa Barbara Independent | 2 years ago
    Once you begin the hike it ascends directly to the top amid long switchbacks but finding the turnoff from Highway 154 to get to the trailhead in the first place is a bit trickier. Dan McCaslin To drive to the roadhead, take Highway 154 (aka Chumash

Frederick Jackson Turner Blogs

  • Center for Environment & Society: The Oyster Question ...

      Blog Source: centerforenvironment.blogspot.com | 2 years ago
    Her book won the 2010 Forum for the History of Science in America Prize and co-won the Maryland Historical Trust's Heritage Book Award, as well as Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of ...
  • Me, That Is | NY Essay

      Blog Source: nyessay.com | 2 years ago
    Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier” http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/frontier.html 1 of 27 2003-10-09 09:04. The Significance of the Frontier in. American History1 By Frederick Jackson Turner Electronic edition prepared by Jack ...
  • Migration: Rural America

      Blog Source: american-business.org | 2 years ago
    The adaptation made by settlers to the vast frontier have been used, following Frederick Jackson Turner, to describe the American personality and American communities: independent, self-reliant, and practical. Classifications of the rural ...

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