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American Essays: Read by Houston Peterson

American Essays: Read by Houston Peterson

In 1960, philosophy professor Houston Peterson recorded two essays for Folkways: “The Ten O’Clock” by artist James McNeill Whistler and “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” by historian Frederick Jackson Turner. Whistler’s lecture/essay was delivered in 1885 in London and was a major statement on the subject of his own artistic ideals and intentions. Turner’s lecture/essay, given in 1893 in Chicago, advanced the thesis that the settling of the United States’ frontier shaped the American character—a thesis that remained respected in historical circles for many years. The texts of both essays are printed in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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The Ten O'Clock Houston Peterson 29:20
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: General Introduction (The Character of the American Frontier Houston Peterson 7:04
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: Boundaries of the Frontier Houston Peterson 3:12
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: The Trading Frontier Houston Peterson 6:06
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: New Order of Americanism Houston Peterson 0:44
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: The People of the Frontier Houston Peterson 1:51
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: Differences Between the North and South Frontiers Houston Peterson 2:21
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: The Public Domain and the Frontier Houston Peterson 2:13
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: Suffrage and the Frontier Houston Peterson 2:53
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: Attempts to Limit the Advance of the Frontier Houston Peterson 0:44
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Significance of the Frontier in American History, The: Intellectual Traits of the Frontier Houston Peterson 2:59
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