ACH069: The anti-Catholic Pope Night was the pre-Revolutionary War American import of the British Guy Fawkes revelries on November 5. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how it began, how it was “celebrated,” and how it all ended because of George Washington and Canadians.
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Links for this episode:
- Pope Night, or Colonial New England’s Version of Halloween – New England Historical Society
- Deliverance from Luxury: Pope’s Day, Conflict and Consensus in Colonial Boston, 1745-1765
- Guy Fawkes: Facts About His Life & The Gunpowder Plot – HistoryExtra
- Pope’s Day in Early New York City — The Gotham Center for New York City History
- Halloween customs born out of forgotten tradition of Pope Night
- Boston 1775: The End of Pope Night in Boston
- Boston 1775: What Pope Night Signified in Boston
- American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021
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