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History is not what we are taught at school! Through animations, songs, and videos, we trace the Puritans' motivation to leave England, their difficult voyage, starvation at Plymouth, and how they survived with Indian help. Then we dig deeper into how they turned despair into prosperity - in search of the real reasons for thanksgiving: They adopted a system of working for themselves and their own families, then exchanging their surpluses with the Indians and neighboring towns.
- To bookmark videos, songs, animations about Thanksgiving celebration,
- To start with the traditional historical accounts,
- To add critical views of the whats and whys of Thanksgiving,
- To highlight Governor William Bradford's own account of how the Plymouth colonists eventually prospered.
How the puritans (separatists) were motivated to leave England. A short 1:37 minute animated video.
New from Mike Huckabee's Learn Our History, this is a preview of "The Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving". When the Puritans left England in 1620 in search...
6:32 minute compact and clear video of Thanksgiving history before 1700.
This video illustrates the history of the Pilgrims going to America and describes present day Thanksgiving celebrations. This would be effective in helping o...
A rather complete illustrated history compacted into 5:22 minutes. Covers the origin in 1620's, General Washington's celebration in 1777, Sarah Joseph Hale's campaign to make it a national holiday after the Civil War, and the modern day tradition.
The History of Thanksgiving Day is a short educational video that covers how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. This video is a great Teacher Supplement...
Enjoyable animated history for children. Good and critical details delivered via a conversation with Mr. Gobbles, the turkey. 10:55 minutes.
Mary Chilton, a 14 year-old passenger on the Mayflower, tells the story of the first Thanksgiving, with her friend, Mr. Gobbles.
History Channel's short videos about Thanksgiving celebration, the holiday, parade, Malyflower, etc.
In 1621, Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast, acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.
The Plymouth colony's first years, with emphasis on the first contact with the Wampanoag Indians, without mentioning the massacre of the rival tribe. See the segment starting from 22 minute 30 seconds. Entire video is 46:04 minute.
A slight variation of the same documentary - the Plymouth colony and Indians, including a segment on the massacre of the rival tribe. 8:44 minutes.
America the Story of Us
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Private properties saved the Puritans from starvation: "Three men working for themselves and their families were producing as much as 30 men under socialism." 3:56 minute video.
We all know the official story we are taught in school. But how about the rest of the story? This the the story of America's First Bailout.
Compact account of Thanksgiving, emphasizing English colonists getting involved in local Indian rivalry, wars, and cruelty. 4:34 minutes.
The true story of thanksgiving and not the Disney fairytale told to you when you were growing up
A more critical and realistic history of Thanksgiving. It covers Edward Winslow's journal account of the feast, the long-running and cruel Indian tribal wars, and the European's intervention with advanced weaponry. 21:22 minute video.
An historic analysis of the tradition of Thanksgiving, documenting the only written document that describes the original feast.
Rush Limbaugh talking about part of his own book, covering Thanksgiving. He talks about the Separatists' arrival at the "desolate wilderness" of Plymouth, how the "common share" and commune system led to starvation. And how Governor Bradford experimented, and divided up the plot, and allowed families to keep the output of their own work.
This new private ownership system unleashed a bountiful harvest, and led to the Thanksgiving feast, trading posts, repaying colonial debts, and more immigrants. 8:38 minutes.
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"This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content.
The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression." ~ Governor Bradford
[Editor’s Note: Richard Ebeling, a noted classical liberal scholar, teaches economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. This post is reprinted with his permission from Northwood's blogs...
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