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Understanding Thanksgiving's complicated history in America | Utterly Moderate Podcast

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This is our Thanksgiving episode! Here at the Connors Forum we are deeply grateful for you, our wonderful community of subscribers we have built over the last few years with our podcast and newsletter. We care deeply about doing our small part to bring Americans back together again, and we are overjoyed that so many people agree with this mission and have joined us in it. While you listen, don’t forget to subscribe to our free email newsletter! It takes only seconds!

We hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration of family, friends, and all that you hold dear.

On this episode we are joined by George Washington University historian David Silverman, an expert in early American and Native American history, to help us understand the complicated history of Thanksgiving.

Our discussion includes why the English colonists and Wampanoags formed that initial alliance and feasted together in the first place, to how that alliance violently came apart, to why this complex understanding of history is important for Americans.

Happy Thanksgiving again to you and yours!

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