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The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History
The concept of the frontier among scholars has changed considerably over the past 25 years. This symposium invited historians, literary scholars, and cultural critics to revisit the famed Frontier Thesis written by Frederick Jackson Turner more than 100 years ago. In three panel discussions, scholars explored the significance of the frontier for the study of U.S. imperialism, American culture, and settler colonialism. The conference included keynote addresses by Kerwin Lee Klein, of University of California, Berkeley (audio unavailable); and Patrick Wolfe, of La Trobe University. The...
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Erik Altenbernd and Alex Young welcome participants to the conference “The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History,” held at The Huntington Library on Feb. 25, 2012. They are introduced by William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
Published 02/25/12
Panelists discuss “The U.S. Frontier in its Global Contexts” at the conference “The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History,” held at The Huntington Library on Feb. 25, 2012. On the panel were Brian Delay, University of California, Berkeley, History; Jay Gitlin, Yale...
Published 02/25/12
Panelists discuss “The Significance of the Frontier in American Culture after the Cold War” at the conference “The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History,” held at The Huntington Library on Feb. 25, 2012. On the panel were Krista Comer, Rice University, English; Melody...
Published 02/25/12
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