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The end of the myth : from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America

by Grandin, Greg, 1962- (Author)

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Frederick Jackson Turner's "Frontier Thesis" argued that the expansion of settlement across a frontier of "free land" created a uniquely American form of political equality, a vibrant, forward-looking individualism. Grandin explores the effect that constant, relentless expansion had on America's dom... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Fleeing forward
  • All that space
  • The alpha and the omega
  • A Caucasian democracy
  • The safety valve
  • Are you ready for all these wars?
  • The true relief
  • The outer edge
  • The pact of 1898
  • A fortress on the frontier
  • A psychological twist
  • A golden harvest
  • Some demonic suction tube
  • More, more, more
  • The new preeĢˆmptor
  • Crossing the blood meridian
  • Epilogue: The significance of the wall in American history.