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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-288845

Description

xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Thanksgiving Day History.
Thanksgiving Day.

Originator

Baker, James W.

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.

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.

Description

xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and index.

ISBN

9781584658016 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1584658010 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks GT4975.B33 2009