The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Am...

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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History
Education
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Episode 105: "Heathenism" in America
44 min
2
Episode 104: The Roots of American Public Educa...
68 min
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Episode 103: Spiritual Socialists
54 min
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Episode 102: The Ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg
61 min
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Episode 101: "Exhibiting Evangelicalism"
59 min
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Episode 100: Christian Historians as Activists?
65 min
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Episode 99: Historicizing the Search for Roots
65 min
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Episode 98: Conversions: Spiritual and Political
54 min
9
Episode 97: In Search of George Washington's Hair
54 min
10
Episode 96: Thinking Historically about the Rus...
41 min
11
Episode 95: The Lost Promise of American Univer...
75 min
12
Episode 94: Gettysburg, 1963
64 min
13
Episode 93: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in ...
52 min
14
Episode 92: Original Sin and the History of Ame...
55 min
15
Episode 91: Providential History and the Pacifi...
60 min
16
Episode 90: "The Gospel According to Charles Li...
61 min
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Episode 89: The Heretical John C. Calhoun
60 min
18
Episode 88: History Education on the Great Plains
51 min
19
Episode 87: Religion and the American Revolution
50 min
20
Episode 86: A Conversation with Eric Miller, Ed...
57 min
21
Episode 85: Reckoning with Confederate Monuments
49 min
22
Episode 84: "How 'Biblical Womanhood' Became Go...
57 min
23
Episode 83: Celebrity in the Early American Rep...
63 min
24
Episode 82: The Fastest Game in the World
75 min
25
Episode 81: God's Law and Order
75 min
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Episode 80: How Alternative Media Broke Our Dem...
60 min
27
Episode 79: John Foster Dulles and the Cold War...
65 min
28
Episode 78: "How a 1630 Sermon Shaped American ...
50 min
29
Episode 77: The Art of Living
80 min
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Episode 76: Howard Thurman: Theologian, Mystic,...
49 min
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Episode 75: The Jefferson Bible
41 min
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Episode 74: An Independent Woman in Revolutiona...
53 min
33
Episode 73: Cowboy Evangelicalism
69 min
34
Episode 72: Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump, and t...
82 min
35
Episode 71: Writing History for Young Readers
52 min
36
Episode 70: Systemic Racism
52 min
37
Episode 69: Be Like Mike?
66 min
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Episode 68: The History of the Presidential Cab...
55 min
39
Episode 67: Exploring the History of Childhood ...
42 min
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Episode 66: The Boston Massacre
40 min
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Episode 65: "What Would Lasch Say?"
60 min
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Episode 64: Protestants and American Conservatism
57 min
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Episode 63: The 1619 Project
43 min
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Episode 62: Drew's Farewell
32 min
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Episode 61 - Impeachment 101
52 min
46
Episode 60 - Springsteen's Hometown
33 min
47
Episode 59: Miss America's God
42 min
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Episode 58: The Reverse Underground Railroad
44 min
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Episode 57: Not Your Father's Military History
52 min
50
Episode 56: Evangelicals and Oil
56 min
51
Episode 55: The History of "Free Enterprise"
54 min
52
Episode 54: Why College?
64 min
53
Episode 53: When Musicians Study American History
64 min
54
Episode 52: History for the iPhone Generation
58 min
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Episode 51: Temples of the Marketplace
50 min
56
Episode 50: The Religious Beliefs of the Adams ...
58 min
57
Episode 49: Why is America So Divided?
45 min
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Episode 48: The Color of Compromise
68 min
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Episode 47: Reacting to the Past
53 min
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Episode 46: Elizabeth Warren and American India...
61 min
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Episode 45: A City Upon a Hill
59 min
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Episode 44: History for Gamers
55 min
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Episode 43: Reconciling the Church and Slavery
51 min
64
Episode 42: An American Saint
59 min
65
Episode 41: Populism
46 min
66
Episode 40: Sportianity
50 min
67
Episode 39: Returning to Charlottesville
53 min
68
Bonus Episode: *Believe Me* Book Launch
49 min
69
Bonus Episode: Live at Messiah College Educator...
64 min
70
Episode 38: Jesus Is the Rock That Rolls My Blu...
48 min
71
Episode 37: Should You Go to Grad School?
51 min
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Episode 36: The 18th-Century Atlantic World
48 min
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Episode 35: Global Hockey
55 min
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Episode 34: Twitterstorians
57 min
75
Episode 33: The Power of Sport
54 min
76
Episode 32: The Politics of Sex
54 min
77
Episode 31: Searching for Christian America in ...
56 min
78
Episode 30: The Evangelicals
65 min
79
Episode 29: Libertarianism and Democracy
65 min
80
Episode 28: That Memphis Sound
57 min
81
Episode 27: From Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago
56 min
82
Episode 26: The Way of Improvement Returns to t...
50 min
83
Episode 25: Thinking Historically About Charlot...
53 min
84
Episode 24: The Way of Improvement Leads to Ben...
52 min
85
Episode 23: Giving in America
52 min
86
Episode 22: The History of American Healthcare
59 min
87
Episode 21: Why We Need More Historians in the ...
64 min
88
Episode 20: La Vida Baseball
61 min
89
Episode 19: American Prophets
40 min
90
Episode 18: The Way of Improvement Leads Abroad?
67 min
91
Episode 17: The Way of Improvement Leads to Mou...
46 min
92
Episode 16: Abolitionism
47 min
93
Episode 15: The Civil War
43 min
94
Episode 14: 107 Years in the Making
39 min
95
Episode 13: Finally, it’s Election Day
33 min
96
Episode 12: How to be a Historian in Public
37 min
97
Episode 11: Biography: an Appraisal
50 min
98
Episode 10: On Historical Reenacting
54 min
99
Episode 9: Baby, We Were Born to Run (Home)
59 min
100
Episode 8: All Things Jefferson
62 min