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The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story – but what happened in Virginia four months later mattered much more

Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Last year marked 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 country. […]