The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

by Marilyn B. Young, John J. Fitzgerald, A. Tom Grunfeld
     
 

"The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern American history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by Vietnam veterans (including coauthor John Fitzgerald), and poetry by Vietnamese and Americans on matching themes. The book begins in the 19th century… See more details below

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"The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern American history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by Vietnam veterans (including coauthor John Fitzgerald), and poetry by Vietnamese and Americans on matching themes. The book begins in the 19th century when Vietnam became a French colony, and traces the insidious route by which the United States became involved in a war on the other side of the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195166354
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/17/2003
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
635,016
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Marilyn B. Young is a Professor of History at New York University who specializes in the study and teaching of US-East Asian Relations.

Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document
A Little History, By Way of Introduction

Chapter One: The First Indochina War

Vietnam Approaches America
America Responds

Chapter Two: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

A Temporary Peace
Eisenhower's Vietnam
Kennedy's War

Chapter Three: America's War

The War Expands
The Public Debate

Chapter Four: Picture Essay: Selling Patriotism

Chapter Five: Going to War

Soldiers at War
Other Voices
The Condition of the Army

Chapter Six: A People Divided

The African-American Community
Opposition within the Military

Chapter Seven: Nixon's War

My Lai
The Nixon Doctrine
Bombing Hanoi to the Bargaining table

Chapter Eight: After the War

Looking Back
Legacies

Timeline
Glossary
Further Reading and Websites
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

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