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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Frontier in American development.
Ithaca, Cornell University Press 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul W Gates; Lee Benson
|Description:||xxx, 425 pages illustrations 24 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword, by F. Merk.--The historian as mythmaker: Turner and the closed frontier, by L. Benson.--Senators, sectionalism, and the "Western" measures of the Republican Party, by A.G. Bogue.--The Homestead clause in railroad land grants, by D.M. Ellis.--Congress looks west: liberal ideology and public land policy in the nineteenth century, by M.E. Young.--Maine and its public domain: land disposal on the northeastern frontier, by D.C. Smith.--Frontier attitudes and debt collection in western New York, by R.W. Silsby.--The mineral lands of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal Company, by I.D. Neu.--Vicissitudes of an absentee landlord; a case study, by H. Cohen.--The Scott farms in a new agriculture, 1900-1919, by M.B. Bogue.--Barrier to settlement: British Indian policy in the old Northwest, 1783-1794, by R.F. Berkhofer, Jr.--The Ohio-Mississippi flatboat trade; some reconsiderations, by H.N. Scheiber.--The impact of traders' claims on the American fur trade, by J.L. Clayton.--British immigrants in the old Northwest, 1815-1860, by C. Erickson.--The great speculation; an interpretation of mid-continent pioneering, by L.E. Decker.--The American West and foreign markets, 1850-1900, by M. Rothstein.--Works by Paul Wallace Gates, by G.P. Colman.|
|Responsibility:||Editor: David M. Ellis; associate editors: Lee Benson [and others.|