That is there left to say about frederick jackson turner after all the articles and books and dissertations, what could possibly justify yet another excursion onto the blood-drenched field of the frontier thesis' that thesis is by now so familiar that even to summa- rize it is to engage in ritual its central claim is contained in a. I n a recent bulletin of the superintendent of the census for 1890 appear these significant words: —up to and including 1880 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 line in the discussion of. Frederick jackson turner, (born november 14, 1861, portage, wisconsin, us— died march 14, 1932, san marino, california), american historian best known for the “frontier thesis” the single most influential interpretation of the american past , it proposed that the distinctiveness of the united states was attributable to its. The project gutenberg ebook, the frontier in american history, by frederick jackson turner this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever you may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this. L'ouest américain est souvent présenté comme ayant un statut à part dans la construction de l'identité américaine ecrivant à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle, le père fondateur de l'histoire de l'ouest, frederick jackson turner, considère que la singularité du caractère américain résulte de l'expérience de la frontière c'est en. Turner's essay is the single most influential piece of writing in american history, john mack faragher wrote in rereading frederick jackson turner the frontier thesis became the most familiar model of american history, the one learned in school, extolled by politicians, and screened each saturday.
Frederick jackson turner (1861–1932) was an american historian best known for his book, the significance of the frontier in american history, in which he presented his frontier thesis this central thesis was that the vitality of the american spirit rested on westward expansion turner, who was chosen to speak in. Frontier thesis, turner's frontier thesis, turner's frederick jackson turner's the significance of the frontier in american history is arguably one of the most influential interpretations of the american past ever espoused delivered in chicago before two hundred historians at the 1893 world's columbian. Frederick jackson turner came to prominence in 1893 after presenting a paper at a meeting of the american historical association during the worldâ€™s of the frontier in american historyâ€ laid out what would become known as the frontier thesis and would dominate american history for decades.
But the emergence of western history as an important field of scholarship can best be traced to the famous paper frederick jackson turner delivered at a meeting of the american historical association in 1893 it was titled the significance of the frontier in american history the turner thesis or frontier thesis, as his. In 1893 historian frederick jackson turner presented his now-famous frontier thesis at the chicago world's fair according to turner, american history has been in a large degree the history of the colonization of the great west the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of american.
Product of the mind and pen of one man: frederick jackson turner in an 1893 paper entitled the significance of the frontier in american history, the young university of wisconsin his- torian advanced an innovative concep- tion to the ninth annual meeting of the american historical association that frontier thesis, as. With these words, frederick jackson turner laid the foundation for modern historical study of the american west and presented a frontier thesis that continues to influence historical thinking even today turner was born in portage, wisconsin, in 1861 his father, a journalist by trade and local historian by avocation, piqued.