The Way of Improvement Leads Home–Now Available

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America
John Fea
280 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 illus.
Cloth Feb 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4109-9 | $39.95 | £26.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series

The Way of Improvement Leads HomeIn this first full biography of Philip Vickers Fithian, John Fea tells the story of how one young man sought to pursue the life of an eighteenth-century Presbyterian gentleman while continuing to yearn for the everyday passions that defined what it meant for him to be human.

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