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Vietnam War Era

Author : Mitchell K. Hall
ISBN : 9781598841299
Genre : History
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An insightful look into the immediate and long-term impact of the Vietnam War on a wide range of people and social groups, both Americans in the United States and in Vietnam. * Primary sources reveal a broad spectrum of opinion expressed in a variety of forms, including memoirs, documents, and poetry * Includes a chronology of key events related to the Vietnam War and an extensive bibliography covering political, diplomatic, social, and cultural aspects of the war
Category: History

Art Workers

Author : Julia Bryan-Wilson
ISBN : 9780520269750
Genre : Art
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During the late 1960s and early 1970s, an important group of American artists and critics sought to expand the definition of creative labour by identifying themselves as 'art workers'. This book shows how a polemical redefinition of artistic labour played a central role in minimalism, feminist criticism, and conceptualism.
Category: Art

Women S Antiwar Diplomacy During The Vietnam War Era

Author : Jessica M. Frazier
ISBN : 9781469631806
Genre : Social Science
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In 1965, fed up with President Lyndon Johnson's refusal to make serious diplomatic efforts to end the Vietnam War, a group of female American peace activists decided to take matters into their own hands by meeting with Vietnamese women to discuss how to end U.S. intervention. While other attempts at women's international cooperation and transnational feminism have led to cultural imperialism or imposition of American ways on others, Jessica M.Frazier reveals an instance when American women crossed geopolitical boundaries to criticize American Cold War culture, not promote it. The American women Frazier studies not only solicited Vietnamese women's opinions and advice on how to end the war but also viewed them as paragons of a new womanhood by which American women could rework their ideas of gender, revolution, and social justice during an era of reinvigorated feminist agitation. Unlike the many histories of the Vietnam War that end with an explanation of why the memory of the war still divides U.S. society, by focusing on linkages across national boundaries, Frazier illuminates a significant moment in history when women formed effective transnational relationships on genuinely cooperative terms.
Category: Social Science

Legacy Of Discord

Author : Gilbert N. Dorland
ISBN : 1574882155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Probing interviews with leading participants in, and critical observers of, the Vietnam War
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Combat

Author : Heather Marie Stur
ISBN : 9781139502276
Genre : History
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Beyond Combat investigates how the Vietnam War both reinforced and challenged the gender roles that were key components of American Cold War ideology. Refocusing attention onto women and gender paints a more complex and accurate picture of the war's far-reaching impact beyond the battlefields. Encounters between Americans and Vietnamese were shaped by a cluster of intertwined images used to make sense of and justify American intervention and use of force in Vietnam. These images included the girl next door, a wholesome reminder of why the United States was committed to defeating Communism, and the treacherous and mysterious 'dragon lady', who served as a metaphor for Vietnamese women and South Vietnam. Heather Stur also examines the ways in which ideas about masculinity shaped the American GI experience in Vietnam and, ultimately, how some American men and women returned from Vietnam to challenge homefront gender norms.
Category: History

Revolutionary Minds Of The Vietnam War Era

Author : John C. Trejo
ISBN : 1470040158
Genre : History
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In John C. Trejo's work Revolutionary Minds of the Vietnam War Era several key figures are discussed. The book is a history of Thomas Merton a Trappist Monk who vehemently opposed the Vietnam War and met prominent figures in the world that helped him become known across religious lines. John F. Kennedy's fight for Civil Rights is discussed as is the fight that Martin Luther King Jr. fought in order for minorities to achieve equal rights in the United States. John C. Trejo also includes an essay about Cesar Chaves who leads Mexican-American farmworkers to justice by creating a union to provide them with health insurance and other necessities. Finally Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society is examined and what the pros and cons of it were.
Category: History

The Vietnam War Era

Author : Bruce Olav Solheim
ISBN : 0275983080
Genre : History
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Combines historical narrative with biographical profiles and personal reflections to explore the impact the Vietnam War had on those fighting and on the homefront.
Category: History

In Our Duffel Bags

Author : Richard C. Geschke and Robert A. Toto
ISBN : 9781462023530
Genre : History
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They were young, and they were fighting a war no one wanted to fight. They chose to serve their country despite these challenges. In In Our Duffel Bags , authors Richard Geschke and Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 to 1972. This memoir provides an inside view of the military on the training fields of the Cold War in West Germany and on the combat fields of Vietnam. It presents a poignant and detailed drawing of what junior officers contended with during these turbulent times in American history. From the training grounds in Fort Benning, Georgia; to the jungle warfare school in Panama; to the streets of West Germany; and to the rice paddies of Vietnam, In Our Duffel Bags intimately describes the sights, sounds, and smells of life in the military Much more than a historical account, In Our Duffel Bags interweaves Geschke’s and Toto’s individual experiences and perspectives, ties them back to their families, and sets it all within the volatile historical and political setting of the 1960s and 1970s. It shows how these times affected history as well as impact current politics.
Category: History

Archive Of Vietnam War Era Broadsides And Ephemera Related To The Draft

Author : Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
ISBN : OCLC:893477427
Genre : Draft
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"An interesting assemblage of anti-draft material published in and around San Francisco during the Vietnam War between 1966 and 1968. The 94 items include 29 broadsides, 40 broadsheets, 17 pamphlets, and eight stapled newsletters issued by some of the most influential draft protestors of the time including the Black Draft Counseling Union, the April 27th Mobilization Committee, Northern Clergy & Laymen Concerned About Vietnam, Campus Progressive Party, Davis Defense Committee, SDS, First Unitarian Church, Jeannette Rankin Brigade, War Resisters League, Lockman Defense Committee, and the Resistance." -- catalog
Category: Draft

The Vietnam War

Author : James E. Westheider
ISBN : 0313337551
Genre : History
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Presents an overview of the Vietnam War with an emphasis on the experiences of the men and women who served in the armed forces, from recruitment and training to tours of duty in Vietnam and the return to civilian life in the United States.
Category: History