The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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Penguin UK, Aug 7, 2008 - History - 128 pages

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.


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Frederick Jackson Turner (1861 – 1932) is widely regarded as one of the two most influential American historians of the early 20th century. He is best known for The Significance of the Frontier in American History.

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