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Borderland NarrativesNegotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850$
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Andrew K. Frank and A. Glenn Crothers

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054957

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054957.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Borderland Narratives
Author(s):
Andrew K. Frank, A. Glenn Crothers
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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054957.003.0001

This introductory chapter lays out the major historiographic trends that have culminated in the current literature on American borderlands. It explores how Herbert Bolton used the term as a euphemism for the Southern frontier and how a series of scholars have overturned and challenged his presumptions. These include scholars of the West, Native America, Chicano/a studies, and they have pushed borderlands scholarship in new geographic and chronological directions. The introductory chapter further explores the collective and individual intellectual contributions of the volume’s essays.

Keywords:   Borderlands, Herbert Bolton, Historiography

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