The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Films motivate people to travel to locations previously unknown. In the process, tourists become a lot like spiritual seekers.
Henry VIII's Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
A globalization expert shares two surprising tales of how the powerful winds of trans-Atlantic trade affected the quintessentially American holiday.
The Pilgrims were thankful for finally being able to vanquish Thomas Morton and Ferdinando Gorges, who spent years trying to undermine the legal basis for settlements in Massachusetts and beyond.
At a time when America feels divided and families face rifts, the history of Thanksgiving offers lessons in unity, generosity and faith.