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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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    Thanksgiving (To stay on this page right-click links to open in a new tab/window)   Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival […]

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts

The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story – but what happened in Virginia four months later mattered much more

The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story – but what happened in Virginia four months later mattered much more In the 19th century, there was a campaign to link the Thanksgiving holiday to the Pilgrims. Bettman/Getty Images Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This year marks the […]

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