" The Significance of the Frontier in American History " is a seminal essay by the American historian Frederick Jackson Turner which advanced the Frontier Thesis of American history . It was presented to a special meeting of the American Historical Association at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago , Illinois in 1893, and published later that year first in Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin , then in the Annual Report of the American Historical Association . It has been subsequently reprinted and anthologized many times, and was incorporated into Turner's 1921 book, The Frontier in American History , as Chapter I.
From the 1960s to the 1980s, Castro supplied military and financial aid to various leftist guerilla movements in Latin America and Africa. Nonetheless, relations with many countries, with the notable exception of the United States, began to normalize. Cuba’s economy foundered when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s and the United States expanded sanctions even further. Yet Castro, who by this time had switched his title from prime minister to president, found new trading partners and was able to cling to power until 2006, when he temporarily gave control of the government to Raúl after undergoing emergency intestinal surgery. Two years later, in 2008, he permanently resigned.
I'm not entirely convinced of the validity of women's history because going back through the ages and dredging up information about possibly not very significant figures and glorifying them on the basis that they are women seems a bit like distortion to me. How does women's history validate itself as a "proper" form of history and not just an extension of the women's movement?
In the last decades, as the history of women has become more integrated into teaching and writing at the academic level, it's "validity" is less and less in question. Admittedly, some of contemporary historical writing seems like women studies rather than history. Remember that the fields are now composed of "gender history" (history of male-female relationships), feminist history (feminism and feminist issues seen historically), and women's history (more encompassing and generally interested in exploring all aspects of women's past).