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Myths and Symbols

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Symbols and Myths in American Life


On this page you will find entries that deal with the structuring myths or symbols of "America" and the artifacts that reflect or construct these myths. Entries should contextualize and explain the relevance of the symbol or myth in relation to US history and/or social relations. Why is the phenomenon important to an understanding of "America?"


The Melting Pot

Race, Politics, Myth and Symbol in Post-Civil War America

The American West (on TV)

The Myth of the Cowboy in the American Political Arena  

Beauty Standards


The Peace Symbol  

Vogue Magazine  

Yankee Inc  















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