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1. Raven: A Journal of Vexillology: Volume > 11
Peter Ansoff The First Navy Jack
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While the rattlesnake-and-stripes flag that currently flies on the bow of every U.S. warship has a long tradition in American flag use, its design was a 19th-century mistake based on an erroneous 1776 engraving. This paper explores the history of the flag that never existed.
2. Raven: A Journal of Vexillology: Volume > 11
Scot Guenter Micronesian Flag Cultures: An Exercise in Comparative Vexillogy
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The author draws on his work in the field to explore flag use across Guam, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. His comparative analysis examines the significance of flags within the broader context of an emergent civil religion within the political cultures of three different but adjacent political entities.
3. Raven: A Journal of Vexillology: Volume > 11
Joseph E. Donovan Two Irish Flags: A Comparative Analysis
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The gold-harp-on-green flag and the orange-white-green tricolor, two flags for one republic, demonstrate the contrasts of Ireland. One is indigenous and traditional, the other is imported and legislated. Their designs, while vastly different, are both compelling.
4. Raven: A Journal of Vexillology: Volume > 11
Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald Constructing Canadian Symbolism: National Identity as Expressed in Canadian Heraldic Authority Grants
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The author explores the broad range of Canadian symbols in grants of arms and flags over the past 15 years, going well beyond variations on the maple leaf to the animals, objects, flowers, and colors used by individuals and organizations to represent Canada. This paper was originally delivered as the keynote speech at the Association’s 37th annual meeting.