The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975

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Birmingham served as the stage for some of the most dramatic and important moments in the history of the civil rights struggle. In this vivid narrative account, Glenn Eskew traces the evolution of nonviolent protest in the city, focusing particularly on the sometimes problematic intersection of the local and national movements.

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The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975

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Overview

Birmingham served as the stage for some of the most dramatic and important moments in the history of the civil rights struggle. In this vivid narrative account, Glenn Eskew traces the evolution of nonviolent protest in the city, focusing particularly on the sometimes problematic intersection of the local and national movements.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Well-researched, judicious, and crisply written.

Journal of American History

Morgan's research is meticulous and prodigious.

American Historical Review

Fills an important niche in the story of the U.S.'s involvement in Vietnam.

Choice

A deeply researched, clearly written history and analysis of the controversial citizens' lobbying group that worked to support anti-communism .

VVA Veteran

The book breaks new ground, is well researched and documented, and will be a welcome addition to [scholarship on] Vietnam.

Larry Berman, University of California, Davis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807865712
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

A member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Joseph G. Morgan is assistant professor of history at Iona College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1 Ngo Dinh Diem's Early American Supporters, 1950-1954 1
2 The Founding of the AFV, 1954-1955 15
3 The Early Activities of the AFV, 1955-1956 31
4 Promoting the Diem Regime, 1956-1959 46
5 Losing Faith in Diem, 1959-1961 62
6 AFV Policy Disputes and American Escalation, 1961-1962 77
7 The AFV and the Fall of Diem, 1963 91
8 The AFV and the Escalation of the War in Vietnam, 1964-1965 104
9 The AFV and the American War in Vietnam, 1966-1968 122
10 The Last Years of the AFV, 1969-1975 137
11 Conclusion 153
App Officers of the AFV 161
Notes 165
Bibliography 209
Index 221
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