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Klein explores the traditions through which historians, philosophers, anthropologists, and literary critics have understood the story of America's origin and the way those understandings have shaped and been shaped by changing conceptions of history.
Klein uses the "Frontier Thesis" of Frederick Jackson Turner, first enunciated in 1893, to explore this dynamic throughout . I heartily recommend "Frontiers of Historical Imagination" as an important and provocative statement of one of the central themes in American historical analysis.
Klein uses the "Frontier Thesis" of Frederick Jackson Turner, first enunciated in 1893, to explore this dynamic throughout the twentieth century. Turner's "Frontier Thesis" is the most influential essay ever read at an American Historical Association's annual conference. It exerted a dominant force on the historiography of the United States, in no small measure because of its powerful statement of American exceptionalism.
Kerwin Lee Klein, Kerwin Lee Izlein. Published: 29 July 1997. Kerwin Lee Klein, Kerwin Lee Izlein. by University of California Press.
The main concern of the book is to track historical treatments in general, and those of America in particular. Klein's other concern is with how history has been used and interpreted throughout the professional disciplines of literature, philosophy, and anthropology. Because of the powerful symbolism of the frontier, Klein uses this myth to explore visions of the past. Export citation Request permission.
Western American Literature. Western American Literature. Klein traces the ebbs and swells of the frontier idea, the possibilities of America, and even the meaning of history itself across the disciplines of history, anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism.
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