Stephen Nissenbaum


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Professor Emeritus Stephen Nissenbaum (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1968) retired from the History Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 2004. In 1998-99 he was a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His major publications include The Battle for Christmas (1996), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; Sex, Diet, and Debility in Jacksonian America: Sylvester Graham and Health Reform (1980); and Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (with Paul Boyer, 1974), which won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize. He has held major fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS, Harvard's Charles Warren Center, and the American Antiquarian Society. He has also been active in th ...more

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The Battle for Christmas

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Sex, Diet, And Debility In ...

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Behind the Christmas Tree: ...

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“It was actually illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts between 1659”
Stephen Nissenbaum, The Battle for Christmas

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Stephen Nissenbaum, The Battle for Christmas

“It was those children who became the temporary centers of attention and deference at Christmas, and the joy and gratitude on their faces and in their voices as they opened their presents was a vivid re-creation of the exchange of gifts for goodwill that had long constituted the emotional heart of the Christmas”
Stephen Nissenbaum, The Battle for Christmas



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