Frederic L. Paxson

Frederic L. Paxson (February 23, 1877 – October 24, 1948) was an American historian and educator, known for his work in the field of American history. He was a professor at several universities and authored numerous books and articles on American frontier history and the development of the American West. Paxson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1925 for his book 'History of the American Frontier, 1763-1893.' His work contributed significantly to the understanding of American expansion and the historical forces shaping the United States.


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  1. 1. History of the American Frontier

    "History of the American Frontier" is a comprehensive exploration of the American frontier's evolution from 1763 to 1893. The book delves into the various aspects of the frontier life, including the social, economic, and political changes that took place during this period. It examines the role of pioneers, the impact of the gold rush, the Indian Wars, and the eventual closing of the frontier. The author uses a wealth of primary sources to provide an in-depth understanding of the American frontier, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in American history.