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  • The thesis underwent extensive scrutiny in subsequent decades, and it turned out, Mr. Brown observes, that Turner "had underestimated the impact of nongeographic forces" -- such as the Enlightenment and the rise of cities, industry and organized labor -- "in the making of democratic states while overestimating the frontier's power to produce representative government."

    A Heartland View of History

  • Westerns a little later in which automobiles and machine guns and cameras began to conflict with the American frontier's rough justice and primal way of life.

    Daniel Menaker: Zombies, Torture, Bloodsuckers

  • The killings, which the actions of tribal Indians suggest were interpreted as retributive acts carried out against corrupt individuals, had, however, occurred on the frontier's colonial stage.

    The Door of the Seas and Key to the Universe: Indian Politics and Imperial Rivalry in the Dari

  • By the closing years of the nineteenth century, however, things had changed: the frontier's limits had been reached, the population was growing rapidly, and a blitz of novel technologies had arrived.

    The Reinvention of Privacy

  • I certainly received the rough and ready training of the frontier's man in working clothes.

    To Change the World !

  • Here again was the old American frontier, idealized and bookish, with all the frontier's advantages and none of its terror and its hardship.

    Ring Around the Sun

  • But on the whole the frontier's people were an honest, kindly, generous class, ready to help in trouble or need of any kind.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • They were a weakness and a discredit to the country in time of peace, but in war their skill and daring were the frontier's best defence.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

  • Knights of the lists of unrenown, born of the frontier's need,

    Ballads of a Cheechako

  • But after all this was but the frontier's hymeneal chant, the festivities of the uninvited wedding guests.

    Children of the Market Place

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