Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols
The story of the most truly American holiday and the development of its symbols and legends.
Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them?
In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
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Review: Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of Thanksgiving SymbolsUser Review - Christianbook.com
This book is helpful in understanding some basic information related to Thanksgiving. The only surprising part of this book is on page 68 of the hardcover edition: "The Pilgrims had done their best to impose their religion on all the Indians they knew... As is now known, people are better off with their own beliefs and sacred customs. Robbed of these, they lose self-respect and become confused." Although I would be inclined to agree that the Pilgrims' evangelistic efforts needed more love, I would also be hard-pressed to say that I agree with Barth's declaration. Her statement is very unusual in that the rest of her book is not "preachy" in the least bit, and it is also odd because she uses scripture in her opening and closing chapters, as though she were giving credibility to this faith that she seems to think is better left private.
Review: Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving SymbolsUser Review - Callie Risse - Goodreads
As I was working on an assignment for a different class, I found this book. It discusses all of the "icons" of the Thanksgiving holiday and how they all came to be. The sentences are simple enough for ... Read full review
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