3 - The West - August 25

3 - The West - August 25 - TheWest TheWestasfrontier

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The West
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The “West” as “frontier” Frontier: A line of white settlement, shifting  westward over time Nineteenth-century Americans equated “the  West” with “the frontier”
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The imagined West The “Wild West” Late-19th anxieties in the midst of  industrialization, urbanization, and  immigration What would be the impact of change on  American values of freedom, independence,  individualism What would be the impact of change on  American  men?
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Frederick Jackson Turner Frontier Thesis (1893) [It is] to the frontier [that] the American intellect owes its  striking characteristics.  That coarseness and strength  combined with acuteness and acquisitiveness; that  practical, inventive turn of mind, quick to find  expedients; that masterful grasp of material things,  lacking in the artistic but powerful to effect great ends; 
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