Will Trump mention that on his personal coat of arms John Smith had the three heads of Muslim Turks that he supposedly beheaded? Or that Smith had a number of Russian contacts before coming to Virginia? If Trump read books, he could run wild with John Smith.
— Andrew Wehrman (@ProfWehrman) July 30, 2019
My friend and fellow early American historian Andrew Wehrman has dubbed Matthew Dennis’s piece at The Conversation “the best of Thanksgiving essays written by an early American historian this year.” It is hard to argue with Andrew’s assessment of Dennis’s “Why Thanksgiving tells as story of American pluralism.”
Here is a taste: