Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving: The Lost Episodes

I was a kid in New Hampshire, just up the road from Ground Zero, but still I wondered how it was that Plymouth got credit as the founding colony and not Jamestown. Now Pat Lang at the Athenaeum* has the real story: it's all abour branding.

But Mark J. Perry says the real story is (you guessed) private property.

And Slate recycles a couple of Thanksgiving Explainers.

*With a big boost from Karen Ordahl Kupperman.

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