Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Last year’s Thanksgiving reflections (click to read: November 27, 2015) provided interesting historical perspectives and fun facts about Plimoth Colony and Plantation, an Amazing native American named Tisquantum (“Squanto”), and the Mexican origins of our favorite Thanksgiving entree: turkey.
Today, on our national day of gratitude, THE CONVERSATION published a refreshed version of last year’s post: Why we have globalization to thank for Thanksgiving. (Note: On November 23, 2017, SALON reprinted the article under that same title.)
Learn more about our national day of thanks that broadens its scope and deepens its meaning in this era of globalization.
In this year of geopolitical turmoil, including in the land celebrating this most grateful and gracious of holidays, let’s take this opportunity to pause and consider that we Americans still live in the land of abundance and opportunity…something we wish for all. 
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Courtesy of  PBS NewsHour: 

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