F. J. Turner Questions for English 222 American Literature, CSU Fullerton

E222 F. J. TURNER QUESTIONS, CSU FULLERTON

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FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER

From "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (Norton Vol. C 1133-37).

"The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (Norton Vol. C 1133-37)

1. In "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," what does Turner suggest has long been the practical and symbolic value of "the Frontier" for Americans? What transformation is taking place by the 1890s (the time of Turner's address) in the concept of the Frontier, and how, according to him, might that change turn out to be important to the American experience?