Archive - Thomas Kidd

Thomas Kidd is professor of history at Baylor University, and the author of Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots.

Not all turkey and touchdowns

By Thomas Kidd - Nov 28, 2013

The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony weren’t the first Europeans to settle in North America, nor were they the first permanent English colonists. But because of our annual celebration of Thanksgiving, and our hazy images of their 1621 meal with Native Americans, the Pilgrims have become the emblematic colonists in America’s national memory. more »

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