Great lesson drawn from the true history of the Pilgrims and quite relevant for us today. Read the whole series at the author’s blog.
Only ONE more day until Thanksgiving. As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday this month I have been posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. My goal this week is to point out positive lessons we might learn from a more accurate encounter with the Pilgrims’ story. Today I tackle the question of why the Pilgrims really came to America and what we might learn from their experience.
Before we rush off to the mall tomorrow, the more traditional among us will honor the day by reminding our families of the story of the Pilgrims. And in keeping with tradition, we’ll get quite a bit of the story wrong. Most of the inaccuracies will be trivial. In our mind’s eye, we’ll remember the Pilgrims decked out in black suits and enormous silver buckles, seated at…
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