Essays Tagged: "American Frontier"

The Issues involved in the end of the American Frontier

The American Frontier was considered one of the last great opportunities of theUnited States. Its whole ... ot of controversy for the time and even for the present day. In "The Significance of theFrontier in American History" written in 1893 by Frederick Jackson Turner several pointsare called upon to show ... creating from this wilderness into what is nowAmerica.His second point of argument he contrasts the American frontier with that of theEuropean one, "the European frontier - a fortified boundary line r ...

(6 pages) 143 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"O Pioneers" by Willa Cather

nd the Alleghany mountainswas believed to be savage, uninhabited land. Thus, it became known as the Americanfrontier. According to Turner, the definition of frontier means, 'the meeting pointbetween s ... tale tells about the greatfortune of the plains, it forgets to mention the heartaches of the Native Americans.Willa Cather was born December 7 , 1873 in a town west of Winchester, Virginia.2In 1884, t ...

(4 pages) 102 1 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


sides" to every question and solve them (Jacobus, 287). He has written many books, such as the Next American Frontier, Work of Nations, and The Wealth of Nations.Robert B. Reich wrote, "Why the Rich a ... Nations.Robert B. Reich wrote, "Why the Rich are getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer" to categorize American workers. He divided all jobs into three boats: routine producers, in person servers, and sy ...

(4 pages) 150 2 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

North American Frontier: Beginning and End.

In the early 1800's, a vast amount of unexplored land and untouched natural resources drove American pioneers towards the West. Ranchers, traders, farmers, and miners led the movement with bus ... e they provided the cheapest and most convenient way of getting farmer's produce to the markets.The American Frontier was considered one of the last great opportunities of the United States. Its whole ...

(3 pages) 63 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Consuming the American Frontier

"Consuming the American Frontier"The original settlers of this country were optimistic speculators. They hoped that ... the drive that set aside fear and reason for the hopeful achievement of their goal. These are the "American ancestors". These were a different kind of breed, who colonized this country, and Americans ... rs of more recent generations have been forced to turn to something new to pioneer (Shames 60). The American ancestral heritage insists on it. It is an addictive need that must be pursued (Shames 61). ...

(5 pages) 163 3 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, written by James E. Seaver

profound turning point , not only in the history of the Iroquois Indians, but all tribes within the American frontier. I became particularly interested in the predicament the Iroquois had been placed ... nd other Indian people, through their knowledge with the government they had in place.1The young American Congress realized how important these Indian people were towards winning the Revolution. To ...

(6 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Major Themes of O Pioneers!: Discuss what you believe is the major theme and give your opinion on it.

a Cather with O Pioneers! gives readers an intriguing and gripping look into the development of the American frontier and its people. The story captivates readers primarily with its wonderful characte ...

(4 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The significance of the war of 1812

1812 and lasted until early 1815. President James Madison requested a declaration of war to protect American ships on the high seas and to stop the British from impressing or seizing U.S. sailors. U.S ... ther in Europe. President Madison also wanted to prevent Britain from forming alliances with Native Americans on the American frontier. His decision was influenced by Americans in the West and South, ...

(3 pages) 84 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"When People Believe the Legend, Print the Legend"

(How American film maker's glorified the real truths of what the American West was really like. Based on ... realistic "American frontier" essay by Fredrick Jackson Turner "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" in opposition with three films, "High Noon," "Stagecoach," and "the Man Who Shot L ... ult of what directors and writers have done, and has been created for us, shaping our self-image as Americans, not because they want us to believe its true but because we as Americans believe it. This ...

(10 pages) 56 1 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Harry S. Truman

ns moved to Independence, Missouri, which was a town that was still close to the rugged life of the American frontier. When they moved, Truman was six years old. He was not his father's favorite. Unli ... st "test" when he addressed a joint session of Congress. The speech Truman gave was a huge success. Americans now understood that he was just a simple straightforward man. Many people found his "small ...

(15 pages) 65 0 4.2 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - links to romanticism.

were very popular in Europe and in the United States because they didn't only introduced the first American hero as well as the "noble" savage, but also, enclosed adventure and quests. One of his mos ... about national, cultural, social, gender and racial equality.The Last of the Mohicans is set on the American frontier during the French and Indian War. The daughters of Colonel Monro, Alice and Cora, ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


t are pictured in people's minds when thinking of the Wild West. Gormac McCarthy is known as a true American author because he is able to paint a picture of the American West with such a descriptive l ... en have to rely on reading books and using their imagination.All the Pretty Horses is considered an American novel because it is not read just as a Western, but for its humanity. People want to escape ...

(1 pages) 705 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Last Of The Mohicans

LAST OF THE MOHICANS The Last of the Mohicans is a motion picture based on the American frontier and the war between the French and the British. This paper will discuss the charac ... gachgook gets his revenge for his son's death by killing Mangua.The Last of the Mohicans showed the American frontier along with its vicious savages, rugged frontiersmen, and innocent settlers. It als ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Compare "Unforgiven" With The Earlier Westerns

rns You have seen in terms of context and content.Western Films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one ... hey are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America.Unforgiven, winn ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The West

unted for little in comparison with strength, vigor and aggressive courage."(Paxson, The Last American Frontier, pg 2.) According to Paxson, the frontier was a new way of living, socially and cu ...

(1 pages) 701 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

War Of 1812

d if it was or was not beneficial to the United States.The first origins of the war were seizure of American ships, insults and injuries to American seamen by the British Navy, and rapid expansion of ... ade of Europe. Although France had declared a counter-blockade of the British Islands and had taken American ships, England was the chief offender because its Navy had greater command over the seas. T ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Lynching in the United States and Our Literature.

ccused guilt, this is what's known as lynching. Lynching came about during the chaotic times of the American Revolution, Col Charles Lynch, a justice of the peace in Virginia, and some of his associat ... ation of Tories) in their own way, coining the term 'Lynch's Law' or 'Lynch Law' (Zangrando).On the American frontier where judcial power was weak and lawlessness seemed to prevail, lynching was viewe ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

O Pioneers!

ng fight to survive and succeed, O Pioneers! relates a very important chapter in the history of the American frontier, but more importantly the thought that women could achieve just as much as men. Th ...

(3 pages) 1332 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Film Genre

ubjects of dichotomies of East/West, good/evil, the role of the protagonist, the role of the Native American and the use of and narrative and film structure from the time of classic Westerns, focusing ... 95).The Western in many respects is "a nostalgic eulogy to the early days of the expansive, untamed American frontier (the borderline between civilization and the wilderness)."� Focused on the ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies