An excerpt from beyond the frontier: the midwestern voice in american historical writing by david s brown turner's frontier thesis encapsulated both the promise and the perils of american expansion beard placed the virtues of social democracy above the old property-rights conservatism, while both williams and. Both the logic and the rhetoric effectively negated the earlier emphasis on the native races as expected, the indian was not to be mentioned in the rousing climax of the essay this revealing article of 1895 is typical of the pattern inherent in turner's hypothesis, a pattern of conflict between the hypothesis and the indian that. Following his discovery, capture, and arrest over two months after the revolt, turner was interviewed in his jail cell by thomas ruffin gray, a wealthy southampton lawyer and slave owner the resulting extended essay, the confessions of nat turner, the leader of the late insurrection in southampton, va, was used. From the turner thesis to slotkin's regeneration through violence cather, my ántonia (book i, excerpts) cather, my ántonia (books ii-v, excerpts) theories challenging the frontier: from the frontier to the borderlands: excerpts from annette kolodny's letting go our grand obsessions excerpts from gloria. Essay london-born joseph mallord william turner was the most versatile, successful, and controversial landscape painter of nineteenth-century england demonstrating excerpts from the poem would accompany many of turner's subsequent paintings, though the text was never completed or published in addition to.
Did the frontier shape america or did america shape the frontier student groups will consider one of the most famous statements about the influence of the frontier on american life by analyzing the following excerpt from historian frederick jackson turner's classic essay “the significance of the frontier in. Frederick jackson turner, the significance of the frontier in american history, 1893 which kind of foreign policy does turner′s thesis suggest as a result of the closing of the american frontier a imperialism of the american presidency project based on the excerpt, which statement summarizes the goal of hr 1063. Thomas c mcclintock the turner thesis: after ninety years it still 'lives on,' the journal of the american west 25:75-82 july 1986 scanned, copy-edited, spell-checked, and tagged by brooke ramsay, 11/13/95 in less than ten years, american historians undoubtedly will be observing in an appropriate manner the. Also, some hyptertext links to sac have been established to define and amplify key terms only the footnotes identifying quotations have been retained where treadgold refers to a 1920 edition of turner's thesis, these excerpts create a hypertext link to an electronic edition] foreword russian and american frontiers.
With these words, frederick jackson turner laid the foundation for modern historical study of the american west and presented a frontier thesis that continues to influence historical thinking even today turner was born in portage, wisconsin, in 1861 his father, a journalist by trade and local historian by avocation, piqued. The frontier thesis or turner thesis, is the argument advanced by historian frederick jackson turner in 1893 that american democracy was formed by the american frontier he stressed the process—the moving frontier line—and the impact it had on pioneers going through the process he also stressed results especially.
For more than half a century, the turner thesis dominated historical writing about the west in his famous essay of 1893, “the significance of the frontier in american history,” historian frederick jackson turner argued that the frontier experience molded read the two short excerpts from two different secondary sources. Turner was only 32 years old when he presented his historic thesis, 'the significance of the frontier in american history' to a group of fellow historians in chicago in 1893 although turner's thesis was largely overlooked initially, it soon became a center of scholarship and controversy one historian deemed it, 'the single. A paper read at the meeting of the american historical association in chicago, 12 july 1893, during the world columbian exposition ____excerpts____ i n a recent bulletin of the superintendent of the census for 1890 appear these significant words: —up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement.