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“That coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and inquisitiveness; that practical, inventive turn of mind, quick to find expedients; that masterful grasp of material things, lacking in the artistic but powerful to effect great ends; that restless, nervous energy; that dominant individualism, working for good and evil, and withal that buoyancy and exuberance which comes with freedom - these are the traits of the frontier.”
Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History
“In short, at the frontier the environment is at first too strong for the man.”
Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History
“Thus the advance of the frontier has meant a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines.”
Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History