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Thanksgiving :the biography of an American holiday /James W. Baker ; foreword by Peter J. Gomes.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Baker, James W.
Publication
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ;
Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England
Publisher Series
Revisiting New England : the new regionalism
Revisiting New England.
Contents
A thanksgiving detective story -- New England's Puritan holy days -- The traditional New England Thanksgiving -- The classic New England Thanksgiving dinner -- The nation embraces Thanksgiving, 1780-1880 -- Nineteenth-century holiday imagery in literature and art -- Enter the Pilgrims -- Pilgrims are for kids : Thanksgiving in the progressive classroom -- Imaging the holiday -- Parades, patriotism, and consumption -- Consensus and competition : the postwar Thanksgiving -- New myths for old -- Thanksgiving under siege -- Thanksgiving now, then, and forever -- A Thanksgiving Poem / by Henry Bliss -- Some early Thanksgiving recipes -- United American Indians of New England press release -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Date
c2009.
Description
In this [book, the author] sweeps away lingering myths and misconceptions to show how Thanksgiving was born and grew to be an essential part of our national spirit. -- Back cover.
xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and index.
ISBN
1584658010 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781584658016 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
288845
Call Number
Stacks GT4975.B33 2009
Descriptive terms
Thanksgiving Day History.
Thanksgiving Day.

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