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The presidents of Mount Rushmore
The “elected representatives” of America

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Considérant Revue du droit imaginé
    2020, n° 2
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  • Author: Coutant (Arnaud)
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  • Abstract: Mount Rushmore, situated in South Dakota, was chosen as the site for a monumental sculpture representing the faces of four former American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. These ‘elected representatives’ were deliberately chosen to embody a certain idea of America. In order to understand its various dimensions, we must revisit the history of the monument, the legal conflicts to which it gave rise, and its place in the imaginary.
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  • Pages: 17 to 36
  • Last edition: 2020
  • Journal: Journal of Imagined Law, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-10145-1
  • ISSN: 2677-4232
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-10146-8.p.0017
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 03-11-2020
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: United States, constitutional history, president of the United States, manifest destiny, native Americans, cinema
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