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Thanksgiving: The American Holiday
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Thanksgiving: The American Holiday (Paperback)

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Thanksgiving is devoted to the history and cultural importance of this holiday in American life. With essays, original materials, and even recipes, this volume traces the customs, symbols, and foods of Thanksgiving, from the earliest celebrations of the European colonists to the family feasts of the present day. Drawing on original documents, such as the Pilgrims' peace treaty with the Massasoit Indians and accounts of the first Thanksgiving, Laurie Collier Hillstrom presents the fascinating origins of this holiday and relates it to similar traditions that predate the treaty. She goes on to examine the evolution of the traditional harvest celebration into a designated "Day of Thanksgiving," the roots and standardization of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, and the development of such modern American traditions as football games and holiday parades.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: customs & traditions Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc.,U.S. Publication Date: 13/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9780780812468  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Laurie Collier Hillstrom is a freelance writer and editor and the author of several books in the fields of history and biology, including Television in American Society and People in the News: Al Gore.

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