Inventing the American Flag: How the Stars and Stripes Was Woven from Symbols

 

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Henry W. Moeller’s forty-year journey into the history of the symbols on America’s early ages took him to libraries, museums, and private collections around the world. The deeper he dug, the further back in time he went. He pored over explorers’ maps, medieval manuscripts, astronomers’ charts, and ancient myths. Gradually, he was able to piece together the remarkable, constantly surprising, and ofen inspiring story of how, beginning in classical times, the stars and stripes acquired new meanings and were put to new uses until, at the birth of our nation, they became the symbols of that nation itself.

ISBN: 978-1938901782 • $44.95

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