Episode 4: Thanksgiving Mini-sode

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  This week, we’re doing a mini-sode (miniature episode, get it?) on this week’s historical anniversaries, with a quick discussion of Boston’s first Thanksgiving.  Enjoy!

This week in Boston history

  • On November 21, 1772, John Adams said he was going to leave politics for good.  After that date, he would be a delegate to both Continental Congresses, US ambassador to three nations, Vice President, and President of the United States.  He loved to complain about his life in public service, and periodically vowed that he would quit politics and live out his life in obscurity.  Yet he never did it.
  • Read the anti-slavery sermon Bostonians attended on Thanksgiving Day, 1842.
  • If you’d like to add some traditional New England and Native American dishes to your Thanksgiving feast, check out the Puritan cookbook “The Pleasure of the Taste,” featuring 17th century recipes updated for 21st century kitchens.  Proceeds benefit the Partnership of the Historic Bostons.