HOLIDAY SALE! 40% off all books plus free U.S. shipping with discount code HOLIDAY22-FM from now through December 31!


The Way of Improvement Leads Home–Now in Paperback

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 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4109-9 | $39.95 | £26.00

Paper 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2059-9 | $24.95 | £16.50
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. Read more . . .

Book reviewers: to request a press copy, contact Ellen Trachtenberg.

Educators: to request an exam copy for course use consideration, click here.