Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A DIFFERENT SLANT ON AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING
The New York Times has a story posted on its website from historian Kenneth C. Davis, author of AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY: UNTOLD TALES OF THE FIRST PILGRIMS, FIGHTING WOMEN AND FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS WHO SHAPED NATION. It claims that French, not English, were the real first pilgrims, though they were killed in the wars over religion. Since they were French, had these settlers survived to found a nation, the history of the U.S. would most likely be Catholic instead of Protestant.