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Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience

Author: Melanie Kirkpatrick
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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We all know the story of Thanksgiving ... or do we? Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks, to bring to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Did you know Washington proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirkpatrick, Melanie.
Thanksgiving.
New York : Encounter Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016019723
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781594038938 1594038937
OCLC Number: 936534081
Description: xvi, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The first Thanksgiving --
Before the Pilgrims --
America discovers the Pilgrims --
George Washington sets the stage --
Thanksgiving's godmother --
The Turkey Bowl --
Happy Franksgiving --
Day of mourning --
Helping hands --
Turkey Day --
Afterword: Five kernels of corn --
Readings for Thanksgiving Day --
Thanksgiving recipes and bills of fare.
Responsibility: Melanie Kirkpatrick.

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We all know the story of Thanksgiving ... or do we? Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks, to bring to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Did you know Washington proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power to do so, and New England Indians boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning. You'll also discover the history of Thanksgiving football and, of course, Thanksgiving dinner.

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