Introduction Native Americans long dominated the vastness of the American West.
Untitled[ edit ] Me too! This theory is considered by many as both a racist and sexist view.
The theory is based on an American census and assumes that beyond the frontier there was nothing. When really there were Mexian and Native American populations "out west".
The theory stresses the idea of "Indian Removal. The objections to this thesis are important to understanding the thesis and the history of the time.
It disregards other important elements. Vannevar Bush 's Science: The organization is also odd; why is Roosevelt's use of frontier ideology discussed in one section, and JFK's in another? Finally, since the article is about Turner's essay, I think we probably need some more info about his definitions for a closed frontier and the implications thereof before we comment on subsequent interpretations.
But I don't take it as a given that Kennedy's use was 'the most famous. By only referring to Kennedy in that section, it makes it appear as if Kennedy's role in the space program somehow carried on Turner's legacy ipso facto something that Turner, who was keen on undeveloped land and low population density as primary components of the frontier, might have objected to.
|Frederick Jackson Turner - Academic Kids||Turner Frontier thesis about Western woman Sun Aug 14, 8: Turner claimed that the frontier produced the individualism that is the hallmark of American culture, and that this individualism in turn promoted democratic institutions and economic equality.|
|Talk:Frontier Thesis - Wikipedia||Turner delivered his thesis lecture at the Chicago World's Fair Columbian Exposition ofat one of the early meetings of the American Historical Association.|
I think the current organization, which puts TR and JFK side by side, helps bolster the claim that it was widely influential. But still, if we want to say the it was 'popular among intellectuals' and that 'many' key figures responded to it, we should provide some more context than just two individuals Naming your main presidential program is a bigger deal than the subtitle of a minor book.
Note that TR had his own different and earlier idea of the frontier as creating a new "American race"-- that's not a Turner influence and TR had much less influence than FJT on this matter Rjensen talk But that's neither here nor there -- I'm not raising concerns about the merits of any one work for inclusion here.
My concerns are two-fold: Second, that by presenting only Kennedy in this section, we make him appear as the unchallenged heir apparent of the frontier thesis. The White text contains a few pages dedicated to Kennedy in a page volume, and even they note JFK's departure from the Turner thesis "Like Turner, most Americans in the audience assumed that the frontier had closed in the 19th century 81before they launch into a discussion of Reagan's use of frontier rhetoric that they devote nearly as much attention to as JFK.
It doesn't make a compelling case that the New Frontier should be the only impact discussed here. Again, I'm not suggesting that the discussion of JFK absolutely doesn't belong here, I'm just suggesting that it needs additional context and that we should discuss other sites of impact.Discusses Frederick Jackson Turner's "Frontier Thesis" and investigates its influence on our national psychology over the years.
(MH). Nov 15, · New economic research takes a close look at Frederick Jackson Turner's "frontier thesis" about the American way of life.
The Frontier In American History Frederick Jackson Turner Click here for larger version and citation. Created by Michael W. Kidd, Summer University of Virginia Frederick Jackson Turner Click here for larger version and citation.
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Kidd, Summer University of Virginia Department of English. Historian Frederick Jackson Turner first extolled on the significance of the frontier during a now famous address at the Columbian Exposition in , and scholars have debated the concept’s merits ever since.
The Frontier Thesis of Frederick Jackson Turner. The 'Frontier' and the West" in Alan Brinkley, American History: A Survey, ) Links: Turner thesis text; Turner biography from The West by PBS; Shane and the Turner Thesis from David Daly and Joel Persky, "The Western.
Jan 26, · This is the best video bibliography of Frederick Jackson Turner I have ever seen. Edited from the PBS program SOC "The First Measured Century " [ht.