ISBN-10:
0582328594
ISBN-13:
9780582328594
Pub. Date:
11/19/1999
Publisher:
Longman
Vietnam War: The Seminar Studies in History Series / Edition 1

Vietnam War: The Seminar Studies in History Series / Edition 1

by Mitchell K. Hall

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Vietnam War: The Seminar Studies in History Series / Edition 1

This is a concise and accessible introduction to the Vietnam war. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Begins by exploring the origins of the conflict and then focuses on the war itself, taking the story through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory. MARKET For those interested in US History , the Vietnam War or Southeast Asian history.

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ISBN-13: 9780582328594
Publisher: Longman
Publication date: 11/19/1999
Series: Seminar Studies in History Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Seriesvii
Note on Referencing Systemviii
Acknowledgementsix
List of Abbreviationsx
Mapsxi
Part 1The Background1
1.Roots of the Vietnam War1
The Rise of Vietnamese Nationalism1
The First Indochina War4
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem7
Johnson's Decisions for War13
Part 2Descriptive Analysis18
2.America Goes to War18
Saigon's Deterioration18
Rolling Thunder21
Making the Commitment25
The Ground War30
Turmoil in the South38
3.Turning Points42
The Antiwar Movement42
The Debate in Washington46
The Tet Offensive47
The Nation Reconsiders51
Negotiations53
4.The End of the Tunnel57
Vietnamization57
Cambodia61
Laos64
Negotiations66
Pacification67
The Easter Offensive68
The Paris Agreement70
5.Conclusion and Legacy73
The American Withdrawal73
The Final Offensives75
Laos and Cambodia79
Impact on the United States80
Impact on Vietnam82
Postwar Debate83
Conclusion86
Part 3Documents88
Chronology111
Guide to Characters117
Glossary121
Bibliography124
Index132

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