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The Resource The way of improvement leads home : Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America, John Fea

The way of improvement leads home : Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America, John Fea

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The way of improvement leads home : Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America
Title
The way of improvement leads home
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Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America
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John Fea
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Language
eng
Summary
The Way of Improvement Leads Home traces the short but fascinating life of Philip Vickers Fithian. Born to Presbyterian grain-growers in rural New Jersey, he was never quite satisfied with the agricultural life he seemed destined to inherit. Fithian longed for something more- to improve himself in a revolutionary world that was making upward mobility possible. Fithian is best known for the diary that he wrote in 1773-74 while working as a tutor at Nomini Hall, the Virginia plantation of Robert Carter, and his role as a Revolutionary War chaplain. From the villages of New Jersey, Fithian was able to participate indirectly in the eighteenth-century republic of letters- a transatlantic intellectual community. Participation required a commitment to self-improvement that demanded a belief in the Enlightenment values of human potential and social progress. He constantly struggled to reconcile this quest for a cosmopolitan life with his love of home. It was the people, the religious culture, and the very landscape of his "native sod" that continued to hold Fithian's affections
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E7B
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Early American studies
The way of improvement leads home : Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America, John Fea
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The way of improvement leads home : Philip Vickers Fithian and the rural Enlightenment in early America, John Fea
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhncx
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A Cohansey Home -- A Presbyterian Conversion -- Ambition -- Rural Enlightenment -- A Virginia Sojourn -- Revolution -- The Call of God -- Duty -- Conclusion -- Appendix: A Note on the Fithian Diaries
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Extent
1 online resource (269 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206395
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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