A Place in the Present Where History Meets Fiction

THANKSGIVING: The American Holiday

November 22, 2012

Tags: Pilgrims, Lincoln, Wampanoag, Washington, Revolution, Proclamation, turkey, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: the most American of holidays and the one with the longest history.
Start with the Pilgrims. When I was researching Cape Cod, a historian at Plimoth Plantation, the Pilgrims living museum, told me, The difference between the Pilgrims and us: they had all the big things figured out, starting with their place in (more…)