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The Resource Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience, Melanie Kirkpatrick

Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience, Melanie Kirkpatrick

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Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience
Title
Thanksgiving
Title remainder
the holiday at the heart of the American experience
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Kirkpatrick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. In Thanksgiving, award-winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation's best-loved holiday. Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents and cookbooks, Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Many famous figures walk these pagesWashington, who proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power to do so; Lincoln, who wanted to heal a divided nation sick of war when he called for all AmericansNorth and Southto mark a Thanksgiving Day; FDR, who set off a debate on state's rights when he changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving. Ordinary Americans also play key roles in the Thanksgiving storythe New England Indians who boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning; Sarah Josepha Hale, the nineteenth-century editor who successfully campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday; the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which founded Giving Tuesday, an online charity pegged to the long Thanksgiving weekend. While the rites and rituals of the holiday have evolved over the centuries, its essence remains the same: family and friends feasting together in a spirit of gratitude, neighborliness and hospitality. Thanksgiving is Americans' oldest tradition. Kirkpatrick's enlightening exploration offers a fascinating look at the meaning of the holiday that we gather together to celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirkpatrick, Melanie
Dewey number
394.2649
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT4975
LC item number
.K54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Holidays
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience, Melanie Kirkpatrick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvi, 279 pages
Isbn
9781594038938
Lccn
2016018851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936534081
Label
Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience, Melanie Kirkpatrick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvi, 279 pages
Isbn
9781594038938
Lccn
2016018851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936534081

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