The Significance of the Frontier in American History: Turner’s Frontier Thesis

3 pages | 620 words

In "The Significance of the Frontier in American History", Frederick Jackson Turner discusses the importance of the frontier in America's history and development. He argues that the frontier is the key to understanding America's unique character. However, his essay has been criticized by many historians for being too simplistic and not taking into account the complex reality of American history. Despite this criticism, Turner's essay remains an important work in American historiography.