It Wasn’t Always About Eating and Shopping
How Thanksgiving became the consumption holiday that we know and love.
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Like with most holidays, the origin story is a little fuzzy. What we do know is that Americans tend to do a lot of traveling, eat a lot of turkey, and buy a lot of consumer goods over the holiday—making Thanksgiving a time of spending.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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