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Sarah Josepha Hale

The Myth of the Thanksgiving Turkey

Ed Coffin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ed Coffin

There's little to no historical evidence indicating that turkeys were eaten at the first Thanksgiving and we know that they certainly did not consume any of the "traditional" foods we consume on our tables today. So, where did all this come from?

The Reason We Have Thanksgiving? A Woman

Rebecca Price | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Rebecca Price

She was the Oprah of the 19th century. And for 17 years, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote five sitting Presidents to advocate for a national day of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving, Activism -- and Arianna Huffington!

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Robert Epstein

We all think of Thanksgiving as ever-present in America. Not so. In fact, it very likely would never have become a national holiday without the conc...