A Political and Culinary History of Thanksgiving
American Thanksgiving traditions are typically traced back to the Pilgrims and the country's earliest days. But the holiday's unique place in American culture came much later-- in the decades before and after the Civil War. We track the evolution of Thanksgiving across American history, and explore how government and politics shape our culinary traditions.
Read an Excerpt: "Eating History" by Andrew Smith
Excerpted from "Eating History" by Andrew Smith. Copyright (c) 2009 Andrew Smith. Used by arrangement with Columbia University Press:
What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?
Running through January 3, 2012 at the National Archives, this exhibit explores how government policies have affected our eating habits and food traditions.