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Peter C. Mancall

Peter C. Mancall

Peter C. Mancall is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History and Anthropology at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and the Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

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First Thanksgiving key to America’s story — but what happened 4 months later mattered more

By: - November 25, 2021

A version of this article originally appeared in The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in New England. Remembered and retold as an allegory for perseverance and cooperation, the story of that first Thanksgiving has become an important part of how Americans think about the […]