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7 1 c 6 TURNER'S THESIS OF EXPANSION OF FRONTIER 7 1 C 6. Frederick Jackson Turner. PBS - THE WEST - Frederick Jackson Turner. "The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development.

PBS - THE WEST - Frederick Jackson Turner

" With these words, Frederick Jackson Turner laid the foundation for modern historical study of the American West and presented a "frontier thesis" that continues to influence historical thinking even today. Turner was born in Portage, Wisconsin, in 1861. His father, a journalist by trade and local historian by avocation, piqued Turner's interest in history. After his graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1884, Turner decided to become a professional historian, and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1890. He served as a teacher and scholar at the University of Wisconsin from 1889 to 1910, when he joined Harvard's faculty.

Turner's contribution to American history was to argue that the frontier past best explained the distinctive history of the United States. An Introduction to Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance Of The Frontier In American History. Rewriting the History of American Sociology: Northwestern University News. EVANSTON, Ill. -- In his groundbreaking new book, Northwestern University’s Aldon Morris has done no less than rewrite the history of sociology by making a compelling case that black sociologist and activist W.E.B.

Rewriting the History of American Sociology: Northwestern University News

Du Bois was the primary founder of modern sociology in America at the turn of the 20th century. It is a sociology that bases its theoretical claims on rigorous empirical research. Pulling from over a decade of research in primary sources such as personal letters, conference proceedings and scholarly writings, “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. NAACP History: W.E.B. Dubois. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar.

NAACP History: W.E.B. Dubois

He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95. On Feb. 23, 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Mass., where he grew up. In 1891 Du Bois got his master of arts and in 1895 his doctorate in history from Harvard. In 1896-1897 Du Bois became assistant instructor in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Du Bois's life and work were an inseparable mixture of scholarship, protest activity, and polemics. As Racial Activist. W.E.B. DuBois Speaks! Socialism and the American Negro (Full)

Historical Context for The Souls of Black Folk. The Souls of Black Folk, arguably Du Bois’s most famous and enduring book, was first published in 1903, while Du Bois was teaching at Atlanta University.

Historical Context for The Souls of Black Folk

He was thirty-five years old. The book contains a collection of Du Bois’s essays, several of which had been previously published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine in the years leading up to the book’s launch. The Souls of Black Folk, read as a single work, is a unique admixture of history, social documentary, autobiography, and anthropological fieldwork. By drawing on such a range of disciplines, Du Bois is able to offer his readers different lenses for viewing one central problem: the devastating effects that living in segregation had had on the souls and consciousness of black people.

One way to understand The Souls of Black Folk is as a response to the legacy of an earlier black American leader, Booker T. Patrick Comstock, Columbia University Works Consulted: Charles Lemert. Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Author, Sociologist, Historian, Civil Rights Activist, Pan-Africanist, and Editor. W.E.B.

Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Author, Sociologist, Historian, Civil Rights Activist, Pan-Africanist, and Editor

Du Bois W.E.B. Du Bois is a Top 30 Bestselling Author Making Our List 10 Times William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868 - 1963) (circa 1907 W. W.E.B. Du Bois Biography. “One ever feels his 'twoness'—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

W.E.B. Du Bois Biography

“The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line.” “If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth, they have not often let their presence be known.” “There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.” “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.” “To the real question, 'How does it feel to be a problem? ' “Honest and earnest criticism from those whose interests are most nearly touched—criticism of writers by readers, of government by those governed, of leaders by those led—this is the soul of democracy and the safeguard of modern society.” “Ignorance is a cure for nothing.” Frederick Jackson Turner.