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  • Main Title France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols


  • Author: Crawford, Katlyn Marie
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Koop, Marie-Christine
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Chaguinian, Christophe
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Williams, Lawrence
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2011-05


  • English
  • French


  • Content Description: 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.


  • Keyword: France
  • Keyword: la marseillaise
  • Keyword: national icons
  • Keyword: star-spangled banner
  • Keyword: Statue of Liberty
  • Keyword: tricolor
  • Keyword: national anthems
  • Keyword: Uncle Sam
  • Keyword: Marianne
  • Keyword: flags
  • Keyword: national symbols
  • Keyword: United States


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Crawford, Katlyn Marie
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc67971


  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: French
  • Academic Department: Department of Foreign Languages
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas