Frederick Jackson Turner


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Noun1.Frederick Jackson Turner - United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
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The works of Frederick Jackson Turner and the Progressive historians certainly seem classics by Twain's definition, as well as by other, less sarcastic criteria.
One hundred years after Frederick Jackson Turner delivered his seminal essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," we are still engaged in a dialogue about the implications of his remarks.
The understanding of western history has been reshaped by each generation of scholars, from Frederick Jackson Turner and Walter Prescott Webb to Patricia Nelson Limerick and Donald Wooster.
Dworkin asserts that Burns was the leading historian about the West during his career, but readers need to recall that Frederick Jackson Turner, Frederic Logan Paxson (a Pulitzer Prize winner), Walter Prescott Webb, and Herbert Eugene Bolton published books and essays during Burns's emergence that had much more shaping and enduring influences on Western history.
In the early twentieth century, Frederick Jackson Turner argued that interactions on the frontier formed American characteristics of rugged individualism, democracy, aggression, and innovation.
A reprint of a 2004 book that won half a dozen major awards for best history book (including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians), this book deals with immigration in the US.
Frederick Jackson Turner was a young associate history professor at the University of Wisconsin in 1893 when he was asked to give a paper at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, which was convening that year on the grounds of the World Columbia Exposition in Chicago.
He argues that the application of the scientific method to the study of people is best left to sociologists, despite the "very American" tendency among historians like Frederick Jackson Turner and other Progressives to treat history as a social science (11).
In the John Wayne example alone, Cullen draws connections to Moses, Frederick Jackson Turner, James Fenimore Cooper, and Mary Rowlandson.
In this issue, Alex Wagner Lough's essay, "Henry George, Frederick Jackson Turner, and the 'Closing of the American Frontier,'" observes that "both George and Turner drew .
THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER by Frederick Jackson Turner (OUT OF PRINT)
The study of the role of frontiers in the national experience has been an intriguing sub-field of history since Frederick Jackson Turner published his paper on the role of the frontier in American history in 1893.