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At a time when the U.S. flag is both a source of both pride and controversy, this volume provides the first encyclopedic A-to-Z treatment of the U.S. flag in American history, culture, and law.
This title is a comprehensive resource for understanding all aspects of the American flag and its relationship to the American people. The encyclopedia provides a thorough historical examination of key developments in the flag's design as well as laws and court decisions related to the flag and the First Amendment. In relation to the flag's history, it also discusses evolving public attitudes about its importance as a national symbol.
The encyclopedia contains illuminating scholarly essays on presentations of the flag in American politics, the military, and popular culture including art, music, and journalism. Additionally, these essays address important rules of flag etiquette and modern controversies related to them, from flag-burning to refusing to stand during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem.
- Offers the only encyclopedic A-to-Z treatment of the U.S. flag
- Features essays on important flag-related topics by leading historians
- Includes a timeline, a bibliography, and an index for ease of reference
- Provides cross references and resources for further research in each entry
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"A masterly exploration of the American flag, with a potpourri of fun details for anyone with an interest in U.S. history, patriotic symbols, and vexillology."
This volume includes just about everything that anyone would want to know about American flags, and more. . . . . It is inexpensive and it should be in schools and public libraries across the nation. More importantly, American citizens should actually read this volume for a better understanding of the issues and a wider appreciation of how the adoration of the U.S. flag and other flags can be employed for both good and less savory purposes."
Best Reference Book of 2018 — Library Journal
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