Borderland Visions: Maroons and Outlyers in Early American History

Authors

  • Mark A. Lause

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-054-04-2002-08_5

Keywords:

Imperialism, Inequality

Abstract

In 1893, the Columbian Exposition at Chicago celebrated the western world's discovery and occupation of the Americas. Against that backdrop, a convention of the new historical profession heard Frederick Jackson Turner's persuasive "frontier thesis," which ascribed the pervasiveness of such acquisitive and individualist values to a specifically American experience. Here, he argued, an ongoing process of white settlement that had lasted for generations had shaped a New World.

Published

2002-09-05

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Section

Articles