The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

The Vietnam War: A History in Documents


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195122787
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2002
Series: Pages from History Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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

Further Reading and Websites
Text Credits
Picture Credits

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