The Globalization of Thanksgiving Day

© 2018 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University A cause for celebration: The 17th-century English settlers survived starvation and death thanks to the help of Native American “Indians,” who taught them how to plant native crops and where to hunt and fish. Having just returned to the US in time for Thanksgiving with my family … Continue reading The Globalization of Thanksgiving Day

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: … Continue reading Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University Original Version on Archive As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day repasts each year, they are taught to recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers,” who in 1620 founded one of the first English settlements in North America at what was then Plimoth Colony in the State … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day and Globalization