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Frederick Jackson Turner

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Frederick Jackson Turner

Frederick Jackson Turner (November 14, 18611932) was an American historian.

Born in Portage, Wisconsin, Turner graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1884 and gained his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1890.

Frederick Jackson Turner is best remembered today for his "Frontier Thesis", which he first publicized on July 12, 1893 in a paper read in Chicago to the American Historical Association, during the Chicago World's Fair. Here, he stated that the spirit and success of the United States is directly tied to the westward expansion of the country.

He is also the author of "The Significance of Sections in American History," which won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1933.

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