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Thanksgiving Is A Made-Up Holiday (And That’s OK)

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By now, most adults know the first Thanksgiving didn’t quite go down the way we were taught in school. Anthropologist Jack David Eller joins us to talk about how American holidays and customs are largely borrowed from other cultures or created from myths. His new book is called “Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo” (Reaktion Books).