The Journal of American History is pleased to announce a new installment of its "Teaching the JAH," featuring John Fea's article,"The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian's Rural Enlightenment," now available at
This installment of "Teaching the JAH" focuses on the life of Philip Vickers Fithian, one of the century's most prolific diarists, to help students locate the Enlightenment historically in a distinctively American place. This "Teaching" also features transcripts and images of 300+ pages from Fithian's papers, available online for the first time.
Teaching the JAH uses online tools to bridge the gap between scholarly publishing and the practice of classroom teaching. The project delivers "teaching packages," each of which features an article from the print journal, along with supporting documents that demonstrate how it might be used in the U.S. history survey course.
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