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Thanksgiving Bonus: “The New England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”


I always grew up thinking of the song “Over the River and Through the Wood” as a Christmas carol, but it was originally titled “The New England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.” Get ready for tomorrow's big day with the song’s quaint themes of traditional New England holiday cheer, while learning about the woman who wrote it, who was anything but traditional. Medford's Lydia Maria Child was a children’s author, radical abolitionist, freethinker. Happy Thanksgiving! Original show notes: http://www.hubhistory.com/episodes/over-the-river-and-through-the-wood-episode-160/


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 2021-11-24  28m