Great and Godly Adventure The Pilgrims and the Myth of the First Thanksgiving

ISBN-10: 1586485040
ISBN-13: 9781586485047
Edition: 2007
Authors: Godfrey Hodgson
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts) and didn't take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't 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 America's 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 didn't have a rock.

Prologue. Thanksgiving
The Reformation
Scrooby
The Waters of Exile
Voyage and Landfall
A Place of Habitation
First Encounters
The Loss of Trust
The Colony
Fasts and Thanksgiving
A Republic Gives Thanks
Epilogue. The Invention of a Tradition
Notes
Index

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