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The hypothesis advanced in Frederick Jackson Turner's famous 1893 essay, The Significance of the Frontier in American History , has been debated by three generations of scholars. The pioneering experience, Turner suggested, accounted for some of the distinctive characteristics of the American people: during three centuries of expansion their attitudes toward democracy, nationalism and individualism were altered, and they developed distinctively American traits, such as wastefulness, inventiveness, mobility, and a dozen more ...

America's Frontier Heritage 1993, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826314635

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America's Frontier Heritage 1975, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM

ISBN-13: 9780826303103

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