The desert was a place in space but also, and especially, a relationship of threat to civilization, surrounded by barbarism. It is curious that at the other end of the continent, just a short time later, and also collecting in a pamphlet/ powerful essay ideas mobile phone number list that preceded its author, the contrary was held to some extent. And that these theses had an overwhelming power capable of being embodied in the common sense of another nation, surely because, as mobile phone number list in our case, they were already waiting there before.
For Frederick J. Turner, on the border, that space beyond the cities that occupies the role of the Sarmiento desert, was the origin of the American people. It is on the mobile phone number list border, in the (white) man's struggle for survival against a hostile environment, that the character of Americans would have been born. These would be creative, egalitarian, free, hard-working, strong, resistant, fighters, practical and simple because that is how the character formed on the border turns out.
But not only was American character formed at the border: the key institutions of democratic "America" would be its result; democracy, freedom or mobile phone number list property could not be the product of weak and grown men in decadent cities. They are the result of what the border did to them. The desert (the border) would be the architect of North American civilization, Both perspectives, opposite in their evaluation of the desert/border, coincided in their racialized mobile phone number list hierarchy. The Pampas barbarian and the North American colonist, opposed in terms of what space presumably made of them, coincided in terms of racialized identification with respect to the backward/progress pair. The triumphant settler was white, the menacing barbarian was dark-skinned.