Join Hilary and Geoff as they discuss the origin of Thanksgiving, how it has changed over the last 400 years, and how it has be reconfigured as a secular/public holiday in the United States. We also delve into how the idea of Thanksgiving can over-simplify and white-wash Anglo-Indian relations in the 17th century.
PS – We also discuss out favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
Join us as we continue discussing the American West!
Here are some of the books we’ve mentioned in the two-part overview:
Patricia Limerick – Legacy of Conquest Richard White – The Middle Ground William Cronon – Changes in the Land Anne Hyde – Empires, Nations, and Families Pekka Hämäläinen – Comanche Empire and Lakota America