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The battle for Christmas: a social and cultural history of Christmas that shows how it was transformed from an unruly carnival season into the quintessential American family holiday

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Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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In 1659 the Massachusetts Bay General Court declared the celebration of Christmas to be a criminal offense. What the Puritans were trying to suppress was a holiday marked by boisterous invasions of the homes of wealthy. As recently as the early 19 century, Christmas reveling often resulted in violence and riots. In this book, Nissenbaum explores the not-always-proud history of Christmas in American culture. 46 illustrations.
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9780679412236
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subject_facet Christmas -- United States -- History
title_display The battle for Christmas : a social and cultural history of Christmas that shows how it was transformed from an unruly carnival season into the quintessential American family holiday
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