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American frontier


"American Frontier" is a short film, directed by Willard Van Dyke.


"American Frontier" is a book by Nigel Smith.


The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in the early 20th century. Enormous popular attention in the media focuses on the Western United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period sometimes called the Old West, or the Wild West, frequently exaggerating the romance and violence of the period.

  • also known as Wild West

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Google previewIroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008)

by Timothy J. Shannon

Iroquois Diplomacy and the Early American Frontier is a must-read for anyone fascinated by Native American history or interested in a unique perspective on the dawn of American government.

Google previewGuarding the Frontier (2007)

Ottoman Border Forts and Garrisons in Europe by Mark L. Stein

The most significant thing about the American frontier is that it lies at the hither edge 14 GUARDING THE FRONTIER.

Google previewGary Snyder and the American Unconscious (1991)

Inhabiting the Ground by T. Dean

THE INDIAN When Turner repeatedly declares that "The most significant thing about the American frontier is that it lies at the hither edge of free land'; (p. 4), the vital significance of the frontier remains crucially indeterminate as a consequence ...

Google previewGeography

by London Geographical Institute

Thus, in Turner's opinion, the significance — the historical uniqueness — of the American frontier is that it creates a new civilization — "a new product that is American" — which springs not from an encounter between man and man, but ...

Google previewQuarterly Review (1936)

A Journal of University Perspectives

FRONTIER VERSE AMERICAN FRONTIER is a verse panorama of pioneering in this country, from that of 1780 in the Ohio Valley down to that of the Kansas open range nearly one hundred years later. Here, in more than forty poems, is an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Frontier Biography: A-F (1991)

by Dan L. Thrapp

The American Frontier was a place — in history, in geography, and in human relationships — enduring from the earliest ages to the rim of the present. Through time it existed, however ephemerally, from ocean to ocean, though in its elemental ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklore (2006)

by Linda S. Watts

funeral rites 165 Although the American frontier is a boundary that can neither be fixed nor mapped definitively, its impact on the popular imagination is inestimable . To the extent that American folklore lends itself to some version of a national ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

Bur - Clim

The influence of the disaffected had in the meantime extended itself across the American frontier, and troops of " sympathizers" passed into Canada with the view of assisting the rebels. This outbreak, which continued throughout 1837 and ...

Google previewEntertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Melitta Weiss Adamson, Francine Segan

American Frontier Brunch Ancient Greece Buffet Ancient Rome Cake and Candles Anniversary Parties Catering Antipasto Celtic Feasting Aztec Entertaining Chafing Dish Baby Shower Champagne Bachelor Party Cheese Course, History of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

In retaliation, the British crossed the river, captured Fort Niagara, and burned and laid waste the entire American frontier, the villages of Youngstown, Lewiston and Tuscarora, culminating in the destruction of Black Rock and Buffalo, 30-31 Dec.

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