Tuesday, November 22, 2005

HistoryPodcast 34 - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada. The most common view of its origin is that it was to give thanks to the Judeo-Christian God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In this episode we will discuss some common misconceptions and the origins of this holiday celebration. This is also the last episode before I go on vacation. I will be back the week of December 5th.

HistoryPodcast 34 - Thanksgiving.mp3 12:24 - 11.5MB


History Channel's Thanksgiving Information

Wikipedia article

Plimoth Plantation and its Thanksgiving page

Further Reading:

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong -- by James W. Loewen