THANKSGIVING - THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN HOLIDAY

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Thanksgiving - The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker

In this, the first in -depth study of the most American of holidays, James W. Baker sweeps away lingering myths and misconceptions to show how Thanksgiving was born and grew to be an essential part of our national spirit.

Thanksgiving remains controversial up to the present day, as Mayflower descendants, Native Americans, and commercial exploiters compete for the American public's opinion of the holiday's contemporary significance and its future status.

This is an intelligent and illuminating introduction to a beloved holiday and a fascinating cultural history of American and Americana.

273 pages.  Paperback. 2009

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