Patriotic holidays of the United States : an introduction to the history, symbols, and traditions behind the major holidays and days of observance / by Helene Henderson ; foreword by Matthew Dennis

Author(s): Henderson, Helene, 1963-
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Subjects: Holidays--United States--History
Special days--United States--History
Patriotism--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2006
LC Classification: J, JK
Physical Description: 408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2005024870
ISBN: 0780807332 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "Provides information about the history and celebration of American patriotic holidays and days of observance. Features include narrative overviews, primary source documents, chronology, and print and web sources for further study"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-376) and index
Contents: Chronologies -- Patriotism in the United States : an introduction to American patriotism, holidays, government, political parties, national symbols, and mottoes -- Armed Forces Day -- Citizenship Day -- Columbus Day -- Election Day and Inauguration Day -- Emancipation Day and Juneteenth -- Flag Day -- Independence Day -- Labor Day -- Martin Luther King Jr. birthday -- Memorial Day -- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day -- Patriot Day (September 11) -- Thanksgiving -- Veterans Day -- Washington's birthday (Presidents' Day) -- Appendix: Primary sources
OCLC Number: 61479518
ISBN/ISSN: 0780807332