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Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement


Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the iconoclasm of the new western historians who dismissed the idea of the frontier as merely a mask for conquest and exploitation, David Hackett Fischer and James C. Kelly take a third approach to the subject. They share with Turner the idea of the westward movement as a creative process of high importance in American history, but they understand it in a ...

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Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement
2000, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813917740

1999 edition

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