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A Christmas Social Media Post from 1818

Social media Christmas is a thing. From Twitter to Reddit to Facebook, today’s youth do comment about Christmas. The social media of today is building a wonderful record of their thoughts about Christmas and that record will be available for their grandchildren to read in the future. Too bad we don’t have the same thing from the teenagers of the past, eh? Who says we don’t? In our ongoing research …
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Christmas for the American Slave

Christmas for the American slave was a time of hope and irony. Slaveholders and white landowners, as many Americans do today, deviated from their routines during the holidays for the celebration of Christmas and the New Year. It was a time of festivity and gift giving. Slaves looked forward to Christmas because it meant a season of unusual generosity by their owners as they received new yearly allotments of clothing, …