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The Frontier

from the editor

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special section on the frontier

The Turner Thesis and the Role of the Frontier in American History,
by Julian Pleasants
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The Frontier, the Individual and the Community,
by Pat Anderson
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The Railroad and the Frontier West,
by Rick Ewig
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The Mining Frontier of the American West: An Introduction,
by William Bryans
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The Mining Frontier and the Development of Communities,
by Michael Massie
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The Great Plains Agricultural Frontier and What Lay Ahead for Rural America,
by William L. Hewitt
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The West, the Environment, and American History,
by Mark W.T. Harvey
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Black Frontier Settlements in Spanish Colonial Florida,
by Jane Landers
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lesson plans

From the Women’s West Teaching Guide: Women’s Lives in the Nineteenth Century American West,
by Martha Boethel
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Having Students Keep a “Frontier Journal”,
by Randy Mills
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educational resources

ERIC Resources for Teaching about the Frontier,
by David Seiter
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letters

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announcements

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