Name

Frederick Jackson Turner

Career

Arts/Writing

Occupation 1

Historian

Region

NA/US interior

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Born

1861

Died

1932

Text

Born in rural Wisconsin on the edge of the frontier; undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin; among the first PhDs to be trained at the Johns Hopkins University (1886); taught at University of Wisconsin (1890-1910), making a name for himself with his 1893 paper, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." Trained many future historians of the American west and American sectionalism. Later taught at Harvard (1910-1922).

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American historian (1861-1932) and expounder of the "frontier thesis"
American historian (1861-1932) and expounder of the "frontier thesis"