In this little classic, first published in 1977, Ray A. Billington outlines the threecenturylong process of westering that forged the American characteristics of resourcefulness, individualism and democracy, and upward social mobility. "The American Frontiersman" looks at the mountain men of the fur trade who succumbed to the wilderness world in which they found themselves and in which they were forced to begin the climb upward to civilization once more. In "The Frontier and American Culture" the author suggests that ...

America's Frontier Culture: Three Essays 2003, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585442638

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America's Frontier Culture: Three Essays 1977, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890960363

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