Year(s) Discussed: 1619, 1621, 1789
To mark the upcoming US holiday of Thanksgiving, I wanted to release this special episode to provide a few thoughts on the holiday and its history and legacy as well as share with you President Washington’s proclamation issued on October 3rd, 1789 calling for the first day of national Thanksgiving under the constitutional government. The text can be found in the cited link below.
- Byron, T.K. “Thanksgiving.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon. http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/thanksgiving/. [Last Accessed: 22 Nov 2017]
- Washington, George. “Proclamation—Day of National Thanksgiving,” October 3, 1789. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=65502. [Last Accessed: 22 Nov 2017]
- Woodlief, H Graham. “History of the First Thanksgiving.” Berkeley Plantation. http://www.berkeleyplantation.com/first-thanksgiving.html. [Last Accessed: 22 Nov 2017]
Music: Gustav Holst’s Movement II of “The Planets,” Venus, the Bringer of Peace