Sarah Hale: The Mother of Thanksgiving
Historian Anne Blue Wills tells the story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a New England magazine editor who campaigned tirelessly to put Thanksgiving on our national calendar.
Or, view an audio slide show version of “The Mother of Thanksgiving.” See images of Godey’s Lady’s Book, presidential Thanksgiving Day proclamations, and penitant puritans. Be sure and click on “Captions” in the lower right corner of the viewer.
Excerpted from: American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving