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Thanksgiving and Many Meanings

Thanksgiving day has had many meanings throughout American history. Four years after the end of the Civil War, Thomas Nast created this cartoon titled “Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner.” Two symbols of America are depicted at the ends of the table. Uncle Sam carves the turkey. Columbia, a mythic female figure that symbolizes America, sits between an African


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