The battle for Christmas
Vintage Books, 1997/10/28 - 400 ページ
--The New York Times Book Review
Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism.
Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.
"Christmas . . . too often fails to wholly satisfy the spirit or the senses. How and why the yuletide came to this is the subject of historian Stephen Nissenbaum's fascinating new study. "
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Review: The Battle for Christmasユーザー レビュー - Andrew - Goodreads
Sometimes a bit hard to read, this was an in depth look at the history of Christmas in the United States. I knew that Christmas trees were an imported tradition and the Santa Claus had a very ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Battle for Christmasユーザー レビュー - Nichole Kullman - Goodreads
I'm actually still reading this...been reading it every x-mas for the last three years. I'll make it one of these days! Great research, just dense. レビュー全文を読む
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