Episode 101: The First Thanksgiving (encore)
Release Date November 24, 2014
Melinda Schmidt talks with academic historian Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie about the people of the first Thanksgiving: the Pilgrims and Indians. What can we learn from this sentimental holiday that may challenge our long held perceptions of it, but may also feed our own character and faith as we find deeper meaning in the experiences of some of America's first peoples.
In This Episode
Robert Tracy McKenzie is professor and chair of the department of history at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in U.S. history, the Civil War and historiography. He has also written numerous scholarly reviews and articles. Read some of his writings on his blog.
Melinda appreciates observing how the complexities of culture and faith influence one another. Her core words are freedom, orderliness, twirling, beauty and seed-planting. She enjoys this cozy time of year the in the Midwest which includes comfort food, imbibed while she makes her way through challenging classwork for her Grad degree at Wheaton College. She lives with her husband, Dave, and their little blessing named Pippa – a long-haired Chihuahua/Min Pin – you'd love 'er!