Date of Award
Dr. James Mokhiber
Dr. Marc Landry
Dr. Charles Chamberlain
This thesis presents a study of the importance of statuary related to historical memory and influence focusing on the Joan of Arc Statue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gifted to the city in 1958 and installed in 1972 officially in the wake of Charles de Gaulle’s visit, the Joan of Arc Statue has been the subject of controversy and a costly reinstallation in the French Quarter. This thesis, using primary evidence from court cases, interviews, and newspapers, traces Joan’s significance and use as a site of memory and link between France and the City of New Orleans.
Miller, Megan A., ""To Cement the Bond of Friendship":The Joan of Arc Statue in New Orleans, 1958-2020" (2020). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2768.