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The great frontier, Walter Prescott Webb

Label
The great frontier
Title
The great frontier
Statement of responsibility
Walter Prescott Webb
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Frontier represents a daring attempt to interpret the settlement of the American West in the global context of the expansion of European civilization between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. According to Webb's boom hypothesis, the expansion of Europe's Great Frontier into the Western Hemisphere energized a static society and made possible the development of such fundamental institutions of the modern era as individualism, capitalism, and political democracy. Webb contends that the closing of the global frontier at the end of the nineteenth century, with the end of easily available empty land and readily exploited natural resources, was responsible for the crises and violence of the twentieth century and boded ill for the future of the United States's treasured democracy.
Assigning source
Googlebooks
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.W4 1952
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The great frontier, Walter Prescott Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-427) and index
Control code
388019
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 434 pages
Lccn
52009597
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990. Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rebecca Dobkins, 1994 (SW Writers Access No. 94-146). Author's signed presentation copy to Betty Brooke Eakle Dobkins. Stamped: From the Library of Betty Brooke Dobkins. Dust jacket flaps, laid in.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Inscribed by author. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great frontier, Walter Prescott Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-427) and index
Control code
388019
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 434 pages
Lccn
52009597
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990. Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rebecca Dobkins, 1994 (SW Writers Access No. 94-146). Author's signed presentation copy to Betty Brooke Eakle Dobkins. Stamped: From the Library of Betty Brooke Dobkins. Dust jacket flaps, laid in.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Inscribed by author. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations

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