Title

Introduction: Ruminations on the ‘F’ and ‘B’ Words

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-17-2021

Department 1

History

Abstract

Over the past two decades, historians studying the American West have embraced the label "borderlands" as a means of distinguishing their work from the triumphalism associated with Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis. Historians of early America have made a similar transition, although the term "frontier" is still very much in use among those working in the mid-Atlantic region. The articles in this special issue of Pennsylvania History illustrate how the themes of borderlands history have found their way into studies of eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, even if the term itself has not gained wide currency there.

DOI

10.5325/pennhistory.88.3.0281

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