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myth of the American frontier

Winks, Robin W.

myth of the American frontier

its relevance to America, Canada and Australia

by Winks, Robin W.

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Published by Leicester University Press in [Leicester, Eng.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Australia,
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- United States -- Historiography.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Historiography.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada -- Historiography.,
    • Frontier thesis.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robin W. Winks.
      SeriesSir George Watson lecture,, 1971
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE179.5 .W54 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination39 p.
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5332801M
      ISBN 100718511107
      LC Control Number72185991

        The myth of the American frontier by Robin W. Winks, , Leicester University Press edition, in EnglishPages: The myth of the Western frontier--which assumes that whites' conquest of Native Americans and the taming of the wilderness were preordained means to a progressive, civilized society--is embedded in ou.

      Finalist: The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan Books) Share: Twitter Facebook Email A sweeping and beautifully written book that probes the American myth of boundless expansion and provides a compelling context for thinking about the current political moment (Moved by. The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America.

      The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, – The “Frontier” is defined as “a region at the edge of a settled area”. The “American Frontier,” began with the first days of European settlement on the Atlantic coast and the eastern rivers. From the start, the “Frontier” was most often categorized as the western edge of settlement.


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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 /5(64).

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The frontiersman is virtuous. There's no reference to the high price paid by some for the myth of boundless American freedom.' GREG GRANDIN: Absolutely. The frontier theory was implicitly, and at times explicitly, racist.

But it's important to note that it didn't elevate racism as a motor of history. BROOKE GLADSTONE: The way the term the germ. GUNFIGHTER NATION: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America User Review - Kirkus.

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The myth to which his title refers is that of the frontier. Other countries have borders, Grandin writes, but “only the United States has had a frontier”, always shifting, and making itself.

American frontier A proclamation issued by Pennsylvania Gov. John Penn, who was attempting to ease tension between whites and Native Americans on the Ohio frontier, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Well before the American Revolution they had brought a new west into being: in upper New England, in the Mohawk River valley, in the great valley of Pennsylvania and above the fall line.

In Regeneration Through Violence, the first of his trilogy on the mythology of the American West, Richard Slotkin shows how the attitudes and traditions that shape American culture evolved from the social and psychological anxieties of European settlers struggling in a strange new world to claim the land and displace the Native Americans.

Using the popular literature of the seventeenth /5(2). The Myth of the American Frontier Greg Grandin’s new book charts the past and present of American expansionism and its high human costs. by. The End of the Myth is the first book to examine the frontier myth from a 21st century perspective—a time when, Grandin argues, the United States has turned inward and backward with the same vehemence it once directed toward expansion and progress.

In a country nearly half a century past its thrilling post-war economic peak, still reeling. 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.

In “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America” (Metropolitan), the historian Greg Grandin argues that America’s urge to wall off its borders marks the. The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan Books) Share: Twitter Facebook Email A sweeping and beautifully written book that probes the American myth of boundless expansion and provides a compelling context for thinking about the current political moment.

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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 of.

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That’s the most chilling takeaway from Greg Grandin’s “The End of the Myth,” an essential, sweeping history of the American frontier, its end and what it has meant to our nation’s sense.