Voices of Vietnamese Boat People : Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival / Edition 1

Voices of Vietnamese Boat People : Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival / Edition 1

by Mary Terrell Cargill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786407859

ISBN-13: 9780786407859

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

On April 30, 1975, the Hanoi government of North Vietnam took control over the South. South Vietnamese, particularly "intellectuals" and those thought to have been associated with the previous regime, underwent terrible punishment, persecution and "re-education." Seeking their freedom, thousands of South Vietnamese took to the sea in rickety boats, often with few

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On April 30, 1975, the Hanoi government of North Vietnam took control over the South. South Vietnamese, particularly "intellectuals" and those thought to have been associated with the previous regime, underwent terrible punishment, persecution and "re-education." Seeking their freedom, thousands of South Vietnamese took to the sea in rickety boats, often with few supplies, and faced the dangers of nature, pirates, and starvation. While the sea and its danger claimed many lives, those who made it to the refugee camps still faced struggle and hardships in their quest for freedom.

Here are collected the narratives of nineteen men and women who survived the ordeal of escape by sea. Today, they live in the United States as students, professors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and craftspeople who have chosen to tell the stories of their struggles and their triumph. Each narrative is accompanied by biographical information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786407859
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
324,519
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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