The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War

The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War

by David L. Anderson
     
 

More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and still motivates vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in The War That Never Ends present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City, from the

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More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and still motivates vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in The War That Never Ends present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City, from the government halls to the hotbeds of activist opposition. The seventeen essays compiled by David L. Anderson and John Ernst examine Vietnamese as well as American experiences of the grueling conflict, breaking new ground on questions relating to gender, religion, ideology, media, and public opinion. The War That Never Ends sheds new light on the evolving historical meanings of the Vietnam War, its enduring influence on current matters of global significance, and its potential to influence American foreign policy, in times of peace and war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813124735
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Dedications vii

Introduction: Why Vietnam Still Matters Marilyn Young 1

1 No More Vietnams: Historians Debate the Policy Lessons of the Vietnam War David L. Anderson 13

2 The United States and Vietnam: The Enemies Walter LaFeber 35

3 With Friends Like These: Waging War and Seeking "More Flags" Gary R. Hess 55

4 The Perspective of a Vietnamese Witness Luu Doan Huynh 75

5 Ho Chi Minh, Confucianism, and Marxism Robert K. Brigham 105

6 Vietnam during the Rule of Ngo Dinh Diem, 1954-63 Ronald B. Frankum 121

7 The Buddhist Antiwar Movement Robert Topmiller 143

8 The Long-Haired Warriors: Women and Revolution in Vietnam Sandra C. Taylor 167

9 Military Dissent and the Legacy of the Vietnam War Robert Buzzanco 191

10 Unpopular Messengers: Student Opposition to the Vietnam War Joseph A. Fry 219

11 Vietnam Is Here: The Antiwar Movement Terry H. Anderson 245

12 The Media and the Vietnam War Clarence R. Wyatt 265

13 Congress and the Vietnam War: Senate Doves and Their Impact on the War Kyle Longley 289

14 In the Valley: The Combat Infantryman and the Vietnam War Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin John Ernst 311

15 The War That Never Seems to Go Away George C. Herring 335

16 A Speech for LBJ with Comments on George W. Bush Howard Zinn 351

List of Contributors 357

Index 361

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