Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience Melanie Kirkpatrick. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, ...

Author: Melanie Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641772136

Category: History

Page: 320

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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 Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks, Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans.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 pages—Washington, 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 Americans—North and South—to 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 story—the New England Indians who boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning; Sarah Josepha Hale, the nineteenth-century editor and feminist 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 established in the long tradition of Thanksgiving generosity. Kirkpatrick also examines the history of Thanksgiving football and, of course, Thanksgiving dinner. 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 to God, 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. With Readings for Thanksgiving Day designed to be read aloud around the table.
Categories: History

American Holy Days

American Holy Days

Thanksgiving: An American Holiday, An American History. new york: Facts on File, 1984 Baker, ... Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience. new york: encounter, 2016 linton, ralph and Adelin ...

Author: Boardman W. Kathan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532614552

Category: History

Page: 214

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In times of stress and conflict the celebration of patriotic holidays can bring us together. These ten chapters examine the traditional national holidays of the United States of America—plus Flag Day and Constitution Day—by presenting the persons and events they commemorate, which have shaped American history and identity. In addition, Lincoln’s birthday—never proclaimed a national holiday—is considered in an appendix. This book restores the original meaning of these celebrations and looks closely at their development in American history, seeking to inspire renewed ways of celebration, commemoration, and observance. It is an aid for recalling our history, reclaiming our values and traditions, and restoring a sense of community. Each chapter looks at the many books and research written about the events commemorated by these holidays, showing their relevance for today, and their spiritual or religious dimensions. Although the United States of America was not founded as a “Christian nation” on biblical principles, people throughout American history have perceived divine guidance—or what George Washington called “Providential interposition.” This book is for the general public, members of patriotic organizations and associations, and as a resource book for schools and religious institutions.
Categories: History

Food Cultures of the United States Recipes Customs and Issues

Food Cultures of the United States  Recipes  Customs  and Issues

Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience. New York: Encounter, 2016. Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York: Henry Holt, 2014. Kraig, Bruce. Hot Dog: A Global History.

Author: Bruce Kraig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866593

Category: Cooking

Page: 229

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This comprehensive volume examines the history of American food culture and cuisine today, from staple ingredients to dietary concerns. Everyday, without realizing it, Americans plan their days around food—what to make for dinner, where to meet for brunch, what to bring to a party. As a nation of immigrants, the U.S. has food and foodways that few countries in the world have. This addition to the Global Kitchen series examines all aspects of food culture in the United States, from the early Colonial period and Native American influences on the new immigrants' food to the modern era. The volume opens with a Chronology that looks at United States history and significant food events. Coverage then dives deep into the history of food in the U.S., and is followed by a chapter on influential ingredients in American cooking. Chapters break down American cuisine into appetizers and side dishes, main dishes, and desserts, looking at typical meals and flavors that characterize it. Additional chapters examine food eaten during holidays and on special occasions, street food and snacks, and restauarants. A final chapter looks at issues and dietary concerns. Recipes round out each chapter. Provides a comprehensive view of dishes that Americans eat and drink at all times of day and night Examines how American food reflects the country's immigrant origins Addresses problems in food production, nutrition, and practices in light of major changes in environments and society A Chronology provides an at-a-glance look at food history in the United States Recipes accompany each chapter, perfect for student readers and general audiences to try out at home Sidebars help to illuminate the text, providing anecdotal "fun facts" about food in American culture
Categories: Cooking

Lady Editor

Lady Editor

Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman Melanie Kirkpatrick. Also by MELANIE KIRKPATRICK Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's ...

Author: Melanie Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641771795

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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For half a century Sarah Josepha Hale was the most influential woman in America. As editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, Hale was the leading cultural arbiter for the growing nation. Women (and many men) turned to her for advice on what to read, what to cook, how to behave, and—most important—what to think. Twenty years before the declaration of women’s rights in Seneca Falls, NY, Sarah Josepha Hale used her powerful pen to promote women’s right to an education, to work, and to manage their own money. There is hardly an aspect of nineteenth-century culture in which Hale did not figure prominently as a pathbreaker. She was one of the first editors to promote American authors writing on American themes. Her stamp of approval advanced the reputations of Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She wrote the first antislavery novel, compiled the first women’s history book, and penned the most recognizable verse in the English language, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Americans’ favorite holiday—Thanksgiving—wouldn’t exist without Hale. Re-imagining the New England festival as a patriotic national holiday, she conducted a decades-long campaign to make it happen. Abraham Lincoln took up her suggestion in 1863 and proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving. Most of the women’s equity issues that Hale championed have been achieved, or nearly so. But women’s roles in the “domestic sphere” are arguably less valued today than in Hale’s era. Her beliefs about women’s obligations to family, moral leadership, and principal role in raising children continue to have relevance at a time when many American women think feminism has failed them. We could benefit from re-examining her arguments to honor women’s special roles and responsibilities. Lady Editor re-creates the life of a major nineteenth-century woman, whose career as a writer, editor, and early feminist encompassed ideas central to American history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hinduism in the Modern World

Hinduism in the Modern World

Even though the particular scenario imagined above is thoroughly grounded in American experience, it serves to ... Hindus found themselves compelled to wrestle with a variety of issues that struck at the heart of their religious and ...

Author: Brian A. Hatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135046316

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Hinduism in the Modern World presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on this subject by seeking to overcome a misleading dichotomy between an elite, intellectualist "modern" Hinduism and the rest of what has so often been misleadingly termed "traditional" or "popular" Hinduism. Without neglecting the significance of modern reformist visions of Hinduism, this book reconceptualizes the meaning of "modern Hinduism" both by expanding its content and by situating its expression within a larger framework of history, ethnography, and contemporary critical theory. This volume equips undergraduate readers with the tools necessary to appreciate the richness and diversity of Hinduism as it has developed during the past two centuries.
Categories: Religion

The Call Up to the Majors

The Call Up to the Majors

Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving that is often noted as the beginning of the holiday shopping season—was ... season—is becoming just as much a part of the American experience in the holiday shopping season as Black Friday.

Author: Thomas A. Rhoads

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461489245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 368

This book explores the unique relationships between professional baseball teams and the unique ways professional baseball leagues are organized in North America with a primary focus on how proximity can and does impact consumer demand. Perhaps more than any other matter that arises in the business of baseball, proximity to other professional baseball teams is a concern that has uniquely shaped professional baseball leagues in North America. It is this particular component in how professional baseball leagues are organized that suggests building a proximity-based approach to studying the economics of minor league baseball. This book opens up new ways to study minor league baseball, specifically, and sports leagues more generally. So even as advanced technology has eliminated some of the need for fans to be in close proximity to the teams they love to follow, there is still a need to understand more completely how proximity matters can impact the way professional baseball leagues are structured and how that structure can ultimately impact the quality of the games that entertain sports fans everywhere. This book will be of interest to both sports economists and practitioners.
Categories: Business & Economics

The American Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated

The American Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated

The holidays of Thanksgiving day has become a word a dollar in his pocket , his entire wardthe year are to human life ... three , or Established Church as symbols of op- with heart can forget the dull monotony five years ' experience in ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00324536X

Category: Phrenology

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Categories: Phrenology

The Coretta Scott King Awards 1970 2009

The Coretta Scott King Awards  1970 2009

With a limited color palette of black, white, gray, bright red, and brick tones, Devard's illustrations of shape, line, and color illustrate a story that opens with a heart-to- heart conversation and ends with a dramatic explosion.

Author: Henrietta M. Smith

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

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Gathers together the best African American children's literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

The experience of the American people when we read the history of this Nation will , I think , convince the thinking ... Joint services have become increasingly common during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day .

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000142887862

Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

I shared my experience by relating how the Japanese went through humiliation and suffering in China after the war. We all felt how small the world is in that all three of us experienced the ugliness, misery and darkness of war at the ...

Author: Jane Iwamura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136712739

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Religion