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The Significance of the Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
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I enjoyed this book and I feel it explains a lot about the country and the people.

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"The striking and peculiar characteristic of American society is that it is not so much a democracy as a huge commercial company for the discovery, cultivation, and capitalisation of its enormous territory. The United States are primarily a commercial society, and only secondarily a nation."

"To the pioneer government was an evil."

"...we have the voice of the insurgent West, recently given utterance in the New Nationalism of ex-President Roosevelt, demanding increase of federal authority to curb the special interests, the powerful industrial organisations, and the monopolies for the sake of the conservation of our natural resources and the preservation of American democracy."

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March 17, 2021 – Started Reading
March 17, 2021 – Shelved
March 17, 2021 –
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March 24, 2021 –
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March 25, 2021 –
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March 29, 2021 –
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53.13% "The striking and peculiar characteristic of American society is that it is not so much a democracy as a huge commercial company for the discovery, cultivation, and capitalisation of its enormous territory. The United States are primarily a commercial society, and only secondarily a nation.""
April 3, 2021 –
page 98
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April 6, 2021 – Finished Reading

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