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The Course of Western History's First Century

Allan G. Bogue

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers the origins and development of western history in American universities, focusing on Frederick Jackson Turner's teaching agenda at the University of Wisconsin. Throughout his ... More


From Spirit to System

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the American frontier thesis as part of changing narrative traditions. It discusses the differences between the views of Frederick Jackson Turner, who emplotted the European ... More


A Place of Extremes: Nature, History, and the American West

Susan Rhoades Neel

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

For the most part, the new western history takes as its starting point the idea that the American West is a specific, identifiable place and that western history is properly the story of how that ... More


The Language of History

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines modernist philosophy and history's attempt to rationalize language in relation to the history of the American frontier. It explains that efforts of historians and philosophers ... More


The Significance of the Frontier in the Middle Ages

Robert I. Burns

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The frontier is a heroic place to take one's stand. On the other hand, the frontier in history, and its image in letters and film, is a concept umbilically attached to Frederick Jackson Turner, a ... More


Still Native: The Significance of Native Americans in the History of the Twentieth-Century American West

David Rich Lewis

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

When Frederick Jackson Turner reimagined American history in 1893, he considered Native Americans to be of little significance. He demonstrated more interest in the process of heroic, white yeomen ... More


Cultural Filters: The Significance of Perception

Anne F. Hyde

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

The geographic region of the American West has done much to shape the culture and character of the United States. Conversely, the culture and character of the United States has reshaped much of the ... More


The Art of Camping: Roughing It during the Decades before Automobiles

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the era of camping before the automobile came onto the scene. Camping persisted as a largely upper-middle-class and white activity during this time, but its popularity grew ... More


Military Service and Material Gain on the Ottoman–Hapsburg Frontier

MARK STEIN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0023
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Just over a century ago, Frederick Jackson Turner presented his famous Frontier Thesis, which continues to be one of the most debated and controversial theories in historical scholarship and has ... More


The Rise and Rise of Greater America

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1815, while Washington D.C. still smoldered from its attack, Britain suddenly disgorged unprecedented quantities of money, migrants, and manufactured goods into the United States. The Northeast's ... More


Introduction: Historians, the Nation, and the Plenitude of Narratives

Thomas Bender

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses three main concepts: history, nation, and narratives. It starts by stating that history can be found in a plethora of narratives, which are necessarily reduced by ... More


Proving Uniqueness and Asserting Superiority: The History of Exceptionalism

Mark Thomas McNally

in Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852849
eISBN:
9780824868253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852849.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Just like nativism, there are two competing, yet related, forms of exceptionalism: one for those who are exceptionalists themselves, and another for those who are not. To American exceptionalists, ... More


A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Clyde A. Milner (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book presents a view of the history of the American West at the end of the 20th century. It is a systematic assessment of the current state of Western history. The book covers major new areas of ... More


Seeking Refuge in Professionalized Scholarship

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By 1910 it became clear to leaders of the historical enterprise that it was difficult to view history as a unified discipline. This was due to broad arguments for a “New History” and the growing ... More


Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Daniel R. Maher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Mythic Frontiers examines how what we call the American frontier functions as a narrative for silencing the violent, oppressive, colonizing forces of manifest destiny by othering those who stood in ... More


Professor

Barry Hankins

in Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198718376
eISBN:
9780191787676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718376.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

In 1890, having established himself as a scholar of note, Wilson was recruited back to his alma mater, Princeton. Over the course of the next decade he became one of the university’s most popular, ... More


Frontier Novels, Border Wars, and Indian Removal

Dana D. Nelson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the American novel’s depiction of frontier conflict and U.S. Indian policy in the nineteenth century, particularly the seizure of Indian lands and the forcible removal, ... More


On the Frontier

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at a linear model created by Frederick Jackson Turner that created a common conception of the American frontier as the meeting point between savagery and civilization. However, ... More


America’s Settler Empire at the End of the Frontier

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, as the nation began to think of an overseas empire with the potential of going beyond the settler model. It first ... More


Against the Tide

Robert Dallek

in Democrat and Diplomat: The Life of William E. Dodd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199946938
eISBN:
9780190254599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199946938.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on William Dodd's personal and professional life during the 1920s compared to his work in the field of politics. It cites the pleasures of a happy home as well as Dodd's ... More


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