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Jewish Communities on the Ohio RiverA History$
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Amy Hill Shevitz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124308

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.001.0001

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On the Frontier

On the Frontier

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(p.7) CHAPTER 1 On the Frontier
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Jewish Communities on the Ohio River
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Amy Hill Shevitz

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0002

This chapter looks at a linear model created by Frederick Jackson Turner that created a common conception of the American frontier as the meeting point between savagery and civilization. However, this model creates a false dichotomy, oversimplifying the experiences of Americans who participated in settling the continent. The chapter also examines life along the Ohio River Valley, which was one of the Jewish frontiers long after it stopped being a national frontier.

Keywords:   linear model, Frederick Jackson Turner, American frontier, experiences, Ohio River Valley, Jewish frontiers, common conception

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