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American Literature, Popular Culture, Frontier


American Literature | American Popular Culture | American Studies | United States History


Using an interdisciplinary perspective, I have drawn materials from writers who took a philosophical view of the frontier, from the daring and hardy people who pushed the frontier across the American continent, and from historians who recorded the whole experience. I then compared those records with literary formulations. I came to the conclusion, which is the thesis of my work, that the frontier experience, both in theory and actuality, had a great deal of influence on the culture and development of America. In turn, cultural and literary expressions of the frontiering process modified or expanded our concepts of the frontier.

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