Winner of the Western Heritage Award et al

In 1893, a prominent historian named Fredrick Jackson Turner presented a paper which came to be known as "The Frontier Thesis." He postulated that the unique and rugged American character was forged by the clash of civilization with the untamed wilderness in the American West. While recent historians have taken issue with Turner, D. B. Jackson has illustrated and depicted the Frontier Thesis in an intensely human way.

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