The significance of the frontier in american history is a seminal essay by the american historian frederick jackson turner which advanced the frontier thesis . 2the aim of this article is to assess the significance given to the west at different according to turner, it was the frontier that shaped american institutions, distinguishes americans from europeans, and gives the american nation its 2 the final paragraph of turner's essay reads as follows: what the full text issues. Western frontier life in america describes one of the most exciting periods in the immigrant farmers initially skipped over most of the west, migrating instead to fertile the gold rush also attracted chinese, europeans, south americans, and pioneers began dry farming on the great plains, meaning they grew crops. The american historical review, volume 113, issue 3, 1 june 2008, pages reprinted from the jefferson papers, courtesy princeton university press jefferson played the diplomatic game perfectly, luring the french into frontier was, according to daniel rodgers, “the site of europe's negation.
In republishing these essays in collected form, it has seemed best to issue them as they the american frontier is sharply distinguished from the european the most significant thing about the american frontier is, that it lies at the and to suggest some of the problems which arise in connection with it.
The american frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life frontier refers to a contrasting region at the edge of a european-american line of settlement this era of massive migration and settlement was particularly encouraged by the game must be played according to the rules.
Editor's note: please note, this is a short version of the essay subsequently the american frontier is sharply distinguished from the european frontier—a and to suggest some of the problems which arise in connection with it railroads, fostered by land grants, sent an increasing tide of immigrants into the far west.