Happy Thanksgiving: A Brief Look at Thanksgiving Over the Years

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A Brief History

On November 26, 2020, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Digging Deeper

Below is a video of various images of Thanksgiving over the years.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Baker, James W. and Peter J. Gomes.  Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday (Revisiting New England).  University of New Hampshire Press, 2009.

Kirkpatrick, Melanie.  Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.  Encounter Books, 2016.

The featured image in this article, an illustration by ExpressDesign, is licensed under the Pixabay License.


About Author

Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.