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4 edition of modern Christmas in America found in the catalog.

modern Christmas in America

a cultural history of gift giving

by William Burnell Waits

  • 236 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Christmas -- United States -- History.,
    • Gifts -- United States -- History.,
    • United States -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam B. Waits.
      SeriesThe American social experience series ;, 26
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT4986.A1 W35 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 267 p. :
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1725228M
      ISBN 100814792510
      LC Control Number92028974

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Penne Restad wrote a book “Christmas in America: A History.” It shows how Americans began to slowly shape Christmas into a unifying national holiday Author: VOA Learning English. Christmas Today is far from the 3 wise men following the star in the bible, and authors over the years have created this modern day Christmas.

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Folk-culture historian Alfred Shoemaker summed up that "in all of America there was no more important medium in spreading the Christmas tree in the decade –60 than Godey's Lady's Book ". The image was reprinted in and, by the s, erecting a Christmas tree had become common in the United States home.

See also [ edit ]. In this sense, the nation's Christmas truly brings together the culture's two most disparate yet similarly unbounded projects – to seek wealth and to secure salvation.

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