Last month was Indigenous People’s Day and this week many Americans, of course, celebrate Thanksgiving. During the autumn of 1621, some 90 Wampanoag joined 52 English people at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, to mark a successful harvest. Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863, to help unite a war-weary nation, then fighting in the Civil War (1861-1865).

Enjoy your holiday with your family and friends.

I will post a new lecture on Monday of next week, on the fight for women’s rights.

Here’s a preview [no need to post this week but be sure to post on last week’s assignment on the Scarlet Letter or Moby-Dick if you have not yet done so]:

Read: Margaret Fuller “Educate Men and Women as Souls”

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Declaration of Sentiments” (1848)

Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Extra Credit: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (film) and/orHarriet Tubman (FILM)