William Waits

William B. Waits brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of Christmas from his doctoral studies in American history at Rutgers University and his graduate anthropological training at Rutgers and Yale. Currently Attorney for the New Jersey Department of Banking, he celebrates Christmas with his family at his home in Lambertville, New Jersey.


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  1. The Modern Christmas in America
    In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gifts. Today, it has become a multi-billion industry, synonymous with commercialism and consumption. How did this transformation occur?In this... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1994
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