By Frederick Jackson Turner
Within the forty six years among 1886 and 1932, Frederick Jackson Turner left his indelible stamp at the idea, perform, and career of yank heritage. those 3 essays - "The value of History", "The Frontier Thesis" and "The Sectional Thesis" - exhibit Turner's erudition, eloquence and foresight.
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