The Significance of the Frontier in American History

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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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.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 12mm | 81.65g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0141036710
  • 9780141036717
  • 117,441

About Frederick Jackson Turner

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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