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Christmas in America A History

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ISBN-10: 0195109805

ISBN-13: 9780195109801

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Penne L. Restad

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The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the commercialization of a sacred day. As Penne Restad reveals in this marvelous new book, it has always been an ambiguous meld of sacred thoughts and worldly actions-- as well as a fascinating reflection of our changing society. In Christmas in America, Restad brilliantly captures the rise and transformation of our most universal national holiday. In colonial times, it was celebrated either as an utterly solemn or a wildly social event--if it was…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English