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Today in History: Pledge of Allegiance is First Used in Public Schools 

Composed by Baptist minister and Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the United States of America was first used on Columbus Day, October 12, 1892, in public schools as a way to express national solidarity and patriotism. It was designed to be quick and to the point. Congress …

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Banal Nationalism 

Title: Banal Nationalism Editor: Michael Billig Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd; 1 edition (September 25, 1995) Check it out:  JC311 .B476 2009 Reviews:  `An excellent study.... A book to be recommended, it requires close reading, preferably more than once' - Political Studies `An analysis for the 1990s, opening with a detailed account of media coverage …

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