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Talking about Thanksgiving: The True Story

In my book Thanksgiving: The True Story I concluded that the antecedents for the Thanksgiving we celebrate today are two very old traditions: celebrating harvest festivals and proclaiming days of thanksgiving for special events and the activism of a determined women–Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book” who waged a forty-year campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. 

In recent days I’ve done interviews about Thanksgiving: The True Story with hosts Matthew AbdulHaqq Niemi and Shereen Yousef on Radio Islam; Neil Haley on Total Education Network; and Andrew M. Giordano on “yoandrewnts”!  Here is the link to

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