Sun, 17 November 2013
The often untold history leading up to the first Thanksgiving. Jeff tells about one of his favorite topics in history: the Florida Holy Wars of the 1560s; this is the Thanksgiving that almost was. Dan gives the true story of the Pilgrims' first thanksgiving meal. We argue that Thanksgiving is a holiday with religious roots, but that the holiday as we have it today originates in the secular or "left hand" kingdom, and thus is of value to all people in the US. Foreign listeners should listen to find out why we Americans have such a fetish for Turkey once a year, and for some interesting stories from early modern history.
Direct download: ViW20_Thanksgiving_Part_1_-_Historical_Background.mp3
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