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The Battle for Christmas

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Publisher Comments:

Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, "The Battle for Christmas" "challenges and demolishes a variety of cherished assumptions" ("Newsday"), recalling the pagan carnival at which drunken "wassailers" extorted food and drink from the well-to-do; the Puritan ban on Christmas celebrations; and the early 19th-century campaign to domesticate the holiday. 46 photos.

About the Author

Stephen Nissenbaum received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1961, his M.A. from Columbia University in 1963, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 1968, and is currently professor of history there.  He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Charles Warren Center at Harvard. In addition, he was James P. Harrison Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, 1989-90. Active in the public humanities, he has served as member and president of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and as historical advisor for several film productions.  The Battle for Christmas was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in History in 1997.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679740384
Author:
Nissenbaum, Stephen
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Holidays - Christmas
Subject:
History
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Christmas -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
history;christmas;religion;non-fiction;holidays;culture;social history;american history;cultural history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
Bd. 785
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 0.82 lb

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