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  • Myth Of The Frontier Analysis

    success of America is the Myth of the Frontier. As debatably the lasting of American myths, with roots in colonial times and a commanding enduring presence in modern culture, the Frontier Myth instilled Americans with the ideas of the perennial rebirth, fluidity of life, new opportunities, and continuous touch with the simplicity of primitive society. This Myth of the Frontier is the “intelligible mask of that enigma called the national character” of America (Richard Slotkin). The exposition of the view of the Frontier was due to Fredrick Jason Turner in 1893. Turner postulated that the availability of “an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain…

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  • Frederick Jackson Turner The Significance Of The Frontier Thesis Summary

    The American Frontier marks the origin of American History. European settlement on the Atlantic Coast and eastern rivers eventually led to the westward expansion that created the United States we know today. Historian Frederick Jackson Turner wrote a thesis regarding the frontier and gives an in depth explanation of how the American frontier is the most influential aspect of American History. His frontier thesis, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," was delivered in 1893 and…

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  • The Western Frontier

    The frontier is a mysterious place full of opportunity and potential. It is the place that lies between the known and unknown, between civilization and wilderness. Humanity has always pushed against the frontier, exploring and reaching out into the vast unknown. However, it seems that frontier has been pushed back so far that is all but nonexistent now. Modern maps with detail down to the almost the slightest detail. When it comes to the Earth itself, there is little left that is beyond the…

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  • Frontier Of Possession Analysis

    The accountant of the conquest, and the making of what is today Latin America is a debatable subject in the field of humanities, especially in the field history. The most widespread approaches of this history are that of violence, war, oppression, possession of territories, and foundation of new colonies. In Frontier of Possessions, Tamar Herzog, a historian, professor of Latin American presents an account of the conquest from a different perspective, one that proposes that the acquisition of…

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  • New Frontier Thesis

    During the 1960s and early 1970s, before the Vietnam War broke out, but during the Cold War, the United States was in a turmoil of civil rights movements and new technological advances. New presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson tried to create administrations to try to help upcoming society. John F. Kennedy’s administration was called the “New Frontier”, he announced that it would help solve problems in America, such as peace and war, ignorance and prejudice and poverty and…

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  • American Frontier Significance

    document, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”, by Frederick J. Turner, examines the American Frontier and all of his theories. This frontier is “the meeting point between savagery and civilization” (200). The cruel and fierce part of this world meeting the courteous and humanized kind. It is the point in which these opposing traits meet. This frontier is a potent method to use for Americanization. The best way to learn American history is to study the American frontier because…

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  • American Frontier Colonialism

    Introduction Or this structural critique, I have chosen three articles which tie together some key course themes, in an attempt to have a deeper exploration of the ideas they present. Barry Morris’ “Frontier colonialism as a culture of terror” explores the often-difficult relationship between the settler and the indigenous inhabitants, by examining the fictional realities and “otherness” created around the Aboriginal people by the settlers. Secondly, Russell McGregor’s “Assimilationists Contest…

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  • Hello Mr. Frederick Jackson Turner Analysis

    The frontier is like a border that changes the area as it sweeps across. Not only does it change the people’s behavior in the land, but it also alters the way people think. They adapt to new ways that make life different. This frontier line that changes the lives of people is, what I see to be, a method of rapid and effective Americanization. My definition of Americanization is similar to the common definition: to turn a foreign item into an American item. This is best exemplified when the…

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  • The Mexican Frontier Summary

    Weber, David J. The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846, The American Southwest Under Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1982. In The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846, The American Southwest Under Mexico, Dr. David J. Weber takes readers on a well-versed journey through what would become much of the United States’ held, American southwest. After completing the enormous task of pulling together, sifting through, and analyzing for veracity and applicability, literally dozens of…

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  • The Commodity Frontier Analysis

    Arlie Hochschild defines “the commodity frontier” as “ it looks out on one side to the marketplace and on the other side of the family. On the market side, it is a frontier for companies as they expand the number of market riches for good and services that in yesteryear, formed part of unpaid “family life. On the other side, it is a frontier for families that feel the need or desire to consume such goods and services”(Hochschild,35-36). Overall, what I take away from the concept of the commodity…

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