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Culture on the Moving Frontier

reviewed by M. L. Borrowman 1956

coverTitle: Culture on the Moving Frontier
Author(s): Louis B. Wright
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Mr. Wright sees the story of life on the ever-moving frontier as a series of rounds in the perennial struggle "between the powers of darkness and the forces of light for the soul and mind of the American citizen. His first four chapters are accounts of that battle in (1) the original colonies, (2) the Old West along the Kentucky borderland, (3) the Old West north of the Ohio, and (4) the gold-fevered Pacific Coast region. His final two chapters analyze the spiritual and the secular agencies through which the "better elements" carried on the struggle. He describes the importance of the church, the school, the periodic press, the lyceum and lecture series, books, and libraries as carriers of the higher culture to the frontiersman. One of the recurring themes in Culture on the Moving Frontier is that the social ideals guiding the guardians of culture were overwhelmingly English, predominantly Protestant,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 4, 1956, p. 262-262
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4685, Date Accessed: 9/22/2018 9:15:58 AM

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