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The Way of Improvement Leads Home: American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic life.

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic life.

25 Episodes By John Fea thewayofimprovement.com
A biweekly discussion dedicated to American History, historical thinking, and the role of history in our every day lives. Hosted by historian John Fea
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The Way of Improvement Leads Home: American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic life.
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Episode 105: "Heathenism" in America
According to historian Kathryn Gin Lum, Americans ha... more
Nov 6 2022 46m
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Episode 104: The Roots of American Public Education
Are you an educator? An administrator? A school boar... more
Oct 23 2022 1h 10m
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Episode 103: Spiritual Socialists
Does the American Left have religion problem? What c... more
Oct 9 2022 58m
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Episode 102: The Ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg
Our guest on this episode, public historian Alena Pi... more
Sep 25 2022 1h 4m
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Episode 101: "Exhibiting Evangelicalism"
Have you visited the Museum of the Bible in Washingt... more
Sep 12 2022 1h
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Episode 100: Christian Historians as Activists?
In this episode, our 100th, host John Fea delivers h... more
Apr 24 2022 1h 9m
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Ep 99: Historicizing the Search for Roots
Do you do genealogical research? In this episode, hi... more
Apr 10 2022 1h 9m
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Episode 98: Conversions: Spiritual and Political
What do Sammy Davis Jr., Muhammad Ali, Clare Booth L... more
Mar 27 2022 56m
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Episode 97: In Search of George Washington's Hair
Using America's obsession with Washington's hair as ... more
Mar 13 2022 56m
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Episode 96: Thinking Historically about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
In this episode we talk with historian Bruce Berglun... more
Mar 6 2022 44m
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Episode 95: The Lost Promise of American Universities
American universities entered the 1960s with the hop... more
Feb 20 2022 1h 18m
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Episode 94: Gettysburg, 1963
Our guest in this episode is Gettysburg College hist... more
Feb 6 2022 1h 8m
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Episode 93: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America
Less than a year after the American Revolution, a gr... more
Oct 31 2021 56m
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Episode 92: Original Sin and the History of American Democracy
Our guest in this episode is historian Robert Tracy ... more
Oct 3 2021 58m
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Episode 91: Providential History and the Pacific Northwest
Did Marcus Whitman "save" Oregon? In this episode we... more
Sep 19 2021 1h 3m
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Episode 90: "The Gospel According to Charles Lindbergh"
Charles Lindbergh was a celebrated aviator, the fath... more
Sep 4 2021 1h 4m
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Episode 89: The Heretical John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun is among the most notorious and enig... more
Aug 22 2021 1h 3m
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Episode 88: History Education on the Great Plains
In this episode we talk with Nathan McAlister, Human... more
Aug 1 2021 55m
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Episode 87: Religion and the American Revolution
In her new book Religion and the American Revolution... more
Jul 18 2021 54m
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Episode 86: A Conversation with Eric Miller, Editor of Current
In this episode we introduce Current, a new online p... more
Jul 4 2021 1h 1m
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Episode 85: Reckoning with Confederate Monuments
Historian Karen Cox argues that "when it comes to Co... more
Jun 27 2021 53m
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Episode 84: "How 'Biblical Womanhood' Became Gospel Truth'"
What can a medieval historian teach us about the rol... more
Jun 13 2021 1h
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Episode 83: Celebrity in the Early American Republic
In this episode we talk with Carolyn Eastman, author... more
Feb 14 2021 1h 7m
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Episode 82: The Fastest Game in the World
Ice hockey is now a global sport. Even Brazil, Mexic... more
Feb 7 2021 1h 18m
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Episode 81: God's Law and Order
On June 1, 2020, Donald Trump declared himself a "la... more
Jan 31 2021 1h 18m
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