A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

by Robert D. Schulzinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195365925

ISBN-13: 9780195365924

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Vietnam War left wounds that have taken three decades to heal-indeed, some scars remain even today. In A Time for Peace, prominent American historian Robert D. Schulzinger sheds light on how deeply etched memories of this devastating conflict have altered America's political, social, and cultural landscape. Schulzinger examines the impact of the war from many…  See more details below

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The Vietnam War left wounds that have taken three decades to heal-indeed, some scars remain even today. In A Time for Peace, prominent American historian Robert D. Schulzinger sheds light on how deeply etched memories of this devastating conflict have altered America's political, social, and cultural landscape. Schulzinger examines the impact of the war from many angles. He traces the long, twisted, and painful path of reconciliation with Vietnam, the heated controversy over soldiers who were missing in action, the influx of over a million Vietnam refugees into the United States, and the plight of Vietnam veterans, many of whom returned home alienated, unhappy, and unappreciated. Schulzinger looks at how the controversies of the war have continued to be fought in books and films and, perhaps most important, he explores the power of the Vietnam metaphor on foreign policy, particularly in Central America, Somalia, the GulfWar, and the war in Iraq. Using a vast array of sources, A time for Peace provides an illuminating account of a war that still looms large in the American imagination.

About the Author:
Robert D. Schulzinger is College Professor of Distinction of History and International Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195365924
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Memories of the Vietnam War
Part I
International Affairs
1. Bitterness Between the United States and Vietnam, 1975-1980
2. Estrangement and Détente, 1980-1988
3. Normalization, 1989-2000
Part II
Veterans and Vietnamese Americans
4. Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment
5. Vietnam Veterans Memorials and Memories
6. The Vietnamese in America
Part III
Cultural Legacies
7. The Burden of Memory in Vietnam Literature
8. Vietnam Memories Through Film
Part IV
Conclusion: Political Echoes of a War
9. The Living Legacy of the Vietnam War
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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