The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

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The first Thanksgiving wasnt celebrated with turkey (there werent any in Massachusetts) and didnt take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didnt think of themselves as Pilgrims and were most certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. They probably would have been had the local Indian population not been affected even worse by disease and starvation. In this fascinating history of Americas favorite creation myth, peppered with delightful and unexpected insights, Godfrey Hodgson throws new light on the radicalism of the so-called Pilgrims, the financing of their trip, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered when they landed and the reasons why Plymouth probably didnt have a rock.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1586483730
  • 9781586483739

About Godfrey Hodgson

Godfrey Hodgson is currently a visiting journalism professor at the City University in London, and has just retired as director of the Reuters Foundation Programme at Oxford University, where for eight years he was a Fellow of Green College. He is the author of four previous books.show more

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