Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner

'The Significance of the Frontier in American History' and Other Essays
Author(s): 
Turner, Frederick Jackson
ISBN: 
0300075936
Date published: 
November 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£11.50
Pages: 
272

With commentary by John Mack Faragher. Frederick Jackson Turner is often considered to be the most influential American historian of the century. In this book, John Mack Faragher introduces and comments on ten of Turner's most significant essays, concluding with a comment on the recent debate over Turner's legacy and his effect on Americans' understanding of their national character. John Mack Faragher is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Over-land Trail and Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie, both published by Yale University Press.