Feature 11.21.2018

Before Lincoln: The Thanksgiving Wars (Peterson, Wolfe, and Rice)


Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.

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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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