Sarah Josepha Hale on Thanksgiving (1864)

Hale reflects on the national holiday she helped create in the midst of Civil War. (Note her “peculiarly” 19th century conceptions of politics, gender, charity, & religion.)

<< BEFORE: Ms. Hale writes an influential letter to President Lincoln

FURTHER READING: More editorials by Ms. Hale (editress of “Godey’s Lady’s Book”)

2 replies to “Sarah Josepha Hale on Thanksgiving (1864)

  1. Spectacular. SJH has been a favorite of mine for decades, and your simple drawings evoke her Thanksgiving spirit just right.

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