How Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving.
Before Lincoln: The Thanksgiving Wars (Peterson, Wolfe, and Rice)
Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.
The Thanksgiving Wars: Federalism in Dispute
Pete Peterson on the history of Thanksgiving from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln.
Pass the Gravy, Mr. Tucker
Tim Rice on the Anti-Federalists and Federalists battle in the First Congress over the creation of Thanksgiving.
We’re Living on the Plymouth Rock
Chris Wolfe on how Daniel Webster’s praise of the Pilgrims helped keep Thanksgiving alive.
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Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.