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Author Baker, James W.
Title Thanksgiving : the biography of an American holiday / James W. Baker ; foreword by Peter J. Gomes.
Published Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2009.
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 Floor2  GT4975 .B33 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Revisiting New England : the new regionalism
Revisiting New England.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Thanksgiving Day -- History.
ISBN 1584658010 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781584658016 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 317068222