we multiply." Madison went so far as to argue. The Progressive HistoriansTurner, Beard, Parrington. First comes the pioneer, who depends for the subsistence of his family chiefly upon the natural growth of vegetation, called the "range and the proceeds of hunting. Loose construction increased as the nation marched westward 41 But the West was not content with bringing the farm to the factory. It is evident that the unifying tendencies of the Revolutionary period were facilitated by the previous coöperation in the regulation of the frontier. The settlements from the sea to the mountains kept connection with the rear and had a certain solidarity. Having now roughly outlined the various kinds of frontiers, and their modes of advance, chiefly from the point of view of the frontier itself, we may next inquire what were the influences on the East and on the Old World.
Return to Text at 52 53 Plea for the West (Cincinnati, 1835. Learning from a trader of the game and rich pastures of Kentucky, he pioneered the way for the farmers to that region. Particularly in eastern States this page is a palimpsest. The trade was coeval with American discovery. American frontier established liberty by releasing Americans from European mindsets and eroding old, dysfunctional customs. 12, the rising steam navigation l3 on western waters, the opening of the Erie Canal, and the westward extension of cotton 14 culture added five frontier states to the Union in this period. Over internal improvements occurred great debates, in which grave constitutional questions were discussed.
Louis, 1849 Whitney, "Project for a Railroad to the Pacific" (New York, 1849 Peyton, "Suggestions on Railroad Communication with the Pacific, and the Trade of China and the Indian Islands Benton, "Highway to the Pacific (a speech delivered in the. 16 However, Turner's work, in contrast to Roosevelt's work The Winning of the West, places greater emphasis on the development of American republicanism than on territorial conquest. Earlier yet it had been a wheat area, and still earlier the "range" had attracted the cattleherder. Return to Text at 34 35 Hale, "Daniel Boone" (pamphlet). Said Calhoun in 1817, "We are great, and rapidly-I was about to say fearfully-growing!