Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists / Edition 1

Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists / Edition 1

by Mary Susannah Robbins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742559149

ISBN-13: 9780742559141

Pub. Date: 05/22/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

For some, it was a movement for peace. For others, it was a war against the war. In the eyes of certain participants, the movement was cultural and social at its core, a matter of changing society. Still others defined their protests as political and sought out the economic root causes of the war. What many would agree upon was that it was a time when a remarkable

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For some, it was a movement for peace. For others, it was a war against the war. In the eyes of certain participants, the movement was cultural and social at its core, a matter of changing society. Still others defined their protests as political and sought out the economic root causes of the war. What many would agree upon was that it was a time when a remarkable generation came of age and a great nation was shaken to its very foundations.

The protest movement in opposition to the Vietnam War was a complex amalgam of political, social, economic, and cultural motivations, factors, and events. Against the Vietnam War brings together the different facets of that movement and its various shades of opinion. Here the participants themselves offer statements and reflections on their activism, the era, and the consequences of a war that spanned three decades and changed the United States of America. The keynote is on individual experience in a time when almost every event had national and international significance.

A foreword by Staughton Lynd considers the events of the Vietnam War in the context of the present war in Iraq.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559141
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Vietnam and Iraq
Introduction
Part I: Beginnings
Chapter 1: The Need to Remember
Chapter 2: The Impossible Victory:Vietnam
Part II: The War at Home
Chapter 3: From Ha Ha McNamara
Chapter 4: My Vietnam
Chapter 5: Burning Illusions:The Napalm Campaign
Chapter 6: The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Chapter 7: Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam
Chapter 8: Why I Joined the Resistance
Chapter 9: A Time to Say No
Chapter 10: Poems
Chapter 11: Chicago 1968: Street-Fighten' Man
Chapter 12: From the Suburbs to Saigon
Chapter 13: Vietnam Comes to Lexington: Memorial Day 1971
Part III: Soldiers against the War
Chapter 14: What Did You Do In the Class War, Daddy?
Chapter 15: War Memorial: Staying Close to a Buddy Twenty-five Years after His Death
Chapter 16: American War Crimes and Vietnam Veterans
Chapter 17: The War against the War
Part IV: Consequences
Chapter 18: Consequences of the Vietnam War and Government Policies of the Seventies
Chapter 19: Passing It On: The Movement for Teaching the Vietnam War in Schools
Chapter 20: Visiting Vietnam
Chapter 21: Chicago 1996: Despite Corporate Media Silence Many Powerful Protests
Part V: Conclusions
Chapter 22: What I Got Out of the War
Chapter 23: Cherishing Vistas, Embracing Human Beings: Toward Peace and Freedom
Chapter 24: Deja Vu All Over Again

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