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The Frontier in American History
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One of the most influential and important books written about the impact of frontier life on a transplanted civilization. Reprinted from original 1920 edition, this edition lucidly reflects Jackson's thoughts on the frontier's role in promoting self-reliance, independence, democracy, immigration and westward expansion. A classic for students, teachers, and general readers.
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Shows how factors such as staff competence; emotional, physical, and political elements; and overt and covert organizational dynamics determine whether or not a treatment setting accomplishes its therapeutic aims, within the framework of the Group Relation model of organizational and group processes begun at the Tavistock Clinic in the 1940s. Looks at aspects such as the residential setting in psychotherapeutic work with adolescents, staff selection, and training issues. For helping professionals. No index.
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Frontier's role in promoting self-reliance, independence, democracy, immigration, and westward expansion.
'The Frontier in American History' examines the importance of the unsettled West as both idea and physical reality. Turner's essays explore the changing frontier as it moved progressively westward and discuss the contributions of the pioneers in each frontier area to the development of modern American democracy.
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