First Thanksgiving key chapter of America’s origin story, but doesn’t reflect following centuries

BY: - November 25, 2021

By Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 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 founding of their […]

Pandemic worsens as Thanksgiving nears

BY: - November 24, 2020

If COVID-19 could devise a holiday to its liking, it’d be Thanksgiving. American families travel for a prolonged meal; congregate with extended family, neighbors and friends; and can’t wear masks when they eat and drink. In Ohio, the cold weather likely precludes any notion of eating outside, where the virus is less likely to spread. […]