Thanksgiving Day History (U.S.)

Thanksgiving Day History (U.S.): Selected full-text books and articles

The Making of the Domestic Occasion: The History of Thanksgiving in the United States By Pleck, Elizabeth Journal of Social History, Vol. 32, No. 4, Summer 1999
The American Presidency in Action, 1789: A Study in Constitutional History By James Hart Macmillan Co., 1948
Librarian's tip: Includes "The Proclamation of a Day of Thanksgiving" on p. 24
The Lady of Godey's, Sarah Josepha Hale By Ruth E. Finley J. B. Lippincott, 1931
Librarian's tip: Includes Chap. XII "Thanksgiving Day"
The Oxford Companion to the Year By Bonnie Blackburn; Leofranc Holford-Strevens Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian's tip: Includes "Thanksgiving" on p. 654
Q: Should Public Schools Celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays? By Buehrer, Eric; Doerr, Edd Insight on the News, Vol. 12, No. 45, December 2, 1996
Days and Customs of All Faiths By Howard V. Harper Fleet Publishing, 1957
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Thanksgiving begins on p. 300
FREE! Good Stories for Great Holidays: Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading By Frances Jenkins Olcott Houghton Mifflin, 1914
Librarian's tip: Section of Thanksgiving stories begins on p. 267
PRIMARY SOURCE
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Our Holidays in Poetry By Mildred P. Harrington; Josephine H. Thomas H. W. Wilson, 1929
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Patriotic Games: Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926 By S. W. Pope Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian's tip: Includes Chap. Five "Thanksgiving Football Rituals"
Seneca Thanksgiving Rituals By Wallace L. Chafe U. S. Government Printing Office, 1961
The Pilgrims and Pocahontas: Rival Myths of American Origin By Ann Uhry Abrams Westview Press, 1999
Librarian's tip: Includes information on Thanksgiving in Chap. 1 "Invented Traditions"
Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock By John Seelye University of North Carolina Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: Includes information on Thanksgiving Day history in Chap. 16 "Feminizing the Rock"
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