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Thanksgiving Links

The Bay Psalm Book–the first book printed in America–sold for $14.2 million on Tuesday. Thanks to Google Books, you can read a facsimile reprint of it here.  (HT: Jordan Ballor)

Thomas Kidd: “stop idolizing the Pilgrims.”

Four things you should know about the Pilgrims.

Thanksgiving at the White House and the Establishment Clause: “Strict separation of church and state would require us to throw out Thanksgiving as a religious holiday proclaimed by the president. Instead, we should embrace Thanksgiving and throw out strict separationism as a misguided interpretation of the Constitution.”

How the Thanksgiving meal has changed over the past 150 years.

Turkey patents.

Literary Thanksgiving recipes.

“You hold giblets and you are made of China with a platinum rim and you are a gravy boat!”

about the author

Micah Mattix is the literary editor of The American Conservative and an associate professor of English at Regent University.  His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Pleiades, The Washington Times, and many other publications. His latest book is The Soul Is a Stranger in this World: Essays on Poets and Poetry (Cascade). Follow him on Twitter.

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