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

Authors: Baker, James W.
Call number: 394.2649 BAK
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2009.
Publication date: c2009.
Subject: Thanksgiving Day -- History.
Series title: Revisiting New England.
Title: Thanksgiving : the biography of an American holiday / James W. Baker ; foreword by Peter J. Gomes.
Physical description: xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents note: 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and index.
ISBN: 9781584658016 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1584658010 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2009012348
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1227178
Bib No.: 1227178

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