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Sources focus on the views of settlers, journalists describing the settlers, and visual images about the frontier experience. The secondary sources are an excerpt from Turner’s frontier thesis and an analysis of Turner’s thesis by a contemporary historian. Concluding exercises have students consider questions such as "Which did the pioneering experience on the frontier promote more: democracy and equality, or greed, land hunger, and social inequality?"
This title is part of the series: THE HISTORIAN'S APPRENTICE