France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols

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This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities ... continued below

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Crawford, Katlyn Marie May 2011.

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This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences
between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This
includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which
each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national
anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural
meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories.

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Crawford, Katlyn Marie. France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67971/: accessed May 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .