About the American Frontier by Fiona Macdonald

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Published by Peter Bedrick .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • West (U.S.),
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History - United States/19th Century,
  • History - United States/General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General,
  • Frontier and pioneer life

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsMark Bergin (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8374674M
ISBN 10087226498X
ISBN 109780872264984
OCLC/WorldCa34553390

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In The American Frontier, historian William C. Davis masterfully chronicles the history of the territory beyond the Mississippi, with particular attention to exploration, expansion, conflict, and settlement.

In the frontier of the "West of opportunity" was St. Louis, from which Lewis and Clark set out on their journey of by: 2.

About the American Frontier book book is rightly a seminal American history. Turner relates the histories of the American frontiers (from the thirteen colonies to the settling of what he calls the Middle West (or what we call, today, the American Midwest)) and describes the populations settling, national and local economy and politics of, and the resulting reasons for each frontier.

He gives us a picture of the nation /5. This is an extremely well written and challenging revisionist history of the war for the American frontier in the early 19th century.

Adam Jortner structures his history around the competing religious views of William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory, and Tenskwatawa, the Cited by: 6. The Frontier in American History. Kindle Edition, (page ) Read more.

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The book is very readable and kept me wanting to read more. There are many interesting characters in the book, both Native American and European, that I want to learn more about.

The Native Americans in the book are fully three-dimensional and are shown as equal players in the events of the seventeenth and eighteenth century in North America.

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Written when the frontier had only gotten as far west as New York state, this classic foresaw the whole tragic history of the American frontier and the fate of the Indian. "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" was written by Frederick Jackson Turner, delivered as a conference paper at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S.

history – from the American Revolution to the War ofthe New Deal to the election of For centuries, he shows, America’s constant expansion – fighting wars and opening markets – served as a “gate.

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d. ) and Elizabeth Looney of Augusta (now Botetourt) County, Virginia, and some of their descendants Volume 2 of Most Distinguished Characters on the American Frontier, Madge Looney Crane: Author: Madge Looney Crane: Publisher: M.L. Crane, Ray Allen Billington () trained several generations of western historians and published numerous books on American frontier history, including America's Frontier Heritage (UNM Press).

Martin Ridge is a senior research associate in the Henry E. Huntington Library.5/5(2). So here are 10 great frontier novels, roughly in order of when they’re set: 1.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy McCarthy is one of the great chroniclers of the American frontier and its. History of the American Frontier is a book by Frederic L. Paxson originally published in by Houghton Mifflin which won the Pulitzer Prize for History.

References This article about a non-fiction book on U.S. history is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This. American frontier. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Calvert.

This is an interesting book. Well written, although at times painfully, soddenly dated (and I do not criticize the historic tone of voice nor the apparent biases of this emminent historian--prejudice, in itself, is an important contribution to the understanding of American history as it is learned--), The Frontier in American History develops an original idea of American expansion into by: Frontier Hero.

The Frontier Hero is a myth that has been promulgated throughout the history of the west through dime novels, film, and novels. James Fenimore Cooper brought the frontier hero to the forefront of American society through his book series that included The Pioneers,The Prairie, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer and his most popular novel The Last of the Mohicans.

In short, as the myth of the frontier collapses, American democracy encounters limits, and the road ahead forks. Pointing left are the egalitarians, who take equality seriously, both among citizens and, ideally, among nations, and who therefore speak of the limits we may have to accept on our own appetites and convenience—that is, our freedom.

The Histories of the American Frontier book series by multiple authors includes books America's Frontier Heritage, Racial Frontiers: Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America,The Frontier In Latin American History, and several more.

The Frontier American Dream Introduction: The Frontier Opens. In The Epic of America, published inJames Truslow Adams notes the early days of the American dream, as created by the wild frontier. Two of the strongest influences in our life, religion and the frontier, made in our formative periods for a limited and intolerant spiritual life.

Book collection: 17 books on the American West / Frontier life / American Indian. Condition is Very Good. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Here is a collection of 17 books of life in the American Frontier. There are several books detailing the life and culture of the American Indian.

2 End date: In The First American Frontier, Wilma Dunaway challenges many assumptions about the development of preindustrial Southern Appalachia's society and g on data from counties in nine states from toshe argues that capitalist exchange and production came to the region much earlier than has been previously thought.

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Find high adventure for the younger kids in the 's with the book The Matchlock Gun. Set on the early American frontier, a pioneer boy responds bravely when his family is in danger.

Several other books in this section tell of Indian captives (please read cautionary notes). In July"Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO—the first quick-draw duel on the frontier.

Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. The author's third volume in The American Frontier Series.

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‎The Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America. The dictionary section has over cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples.

It has been subsequently reprinted and anthologized many times, and was incorporated into Turner's book, The Frontier in American History, as Chapter I. The thesis shares his views on how the idea of the frontier shaped the American being and characteristics. He writes how the frontier drove American history and why America is.

Baldwin's "Tomahawks, Pipe Axes of the American Frontier" is one of a very few books that deal exclusively with the subject of American Indian pipe tomahawks and is definately slanted toward those who collect these beautiful historical artifacts.

This book is packed full of amazing pictures of various types of pipe tomahawks and Indians posing. CHAPTER 1.

The Significance of the Frontier in American History. In a recent bulletin of the Superintendent of the Census for appear these significant words: "Up to and including the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier : B&R Samizdat Express.

American individualism and its archetypes, from cowboys to astronauts, transmit the cultural myth of the self-creating human being. Self help books are usually designed as signposts to this brave frontier. An American History Series for Children with Dyslexia and Other Visual Processing Problems The Adventures on the American Frontier series is a collection of books that introduce children to some of the people who made a difference in the shaping of America, many of whom never get mentioned in traditional history textbooks.

One of the nation’s most influential historians, Turner sets forth his “frontier thesis” in the eight brilliant, enlightening, and provocative essays that make up his seminal work, The Frontier in American History—a book which profoundly altered the way Americans viewed themselves.5/5(1).Bows, Arrows & Quivers of the American Frontier (Of the American Frontier Series) by Baldwin, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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