Persistent vestiges: drawing from the american-vietnam war at the drawing center in soho revisits that history through art it does so impressionistically, across decades and cultures, from opposite sides of the conflict, beginning with the responses of artists in the united states at the time for some, like. Opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war began with demonstrations in 1964 against the escalating role of the us military in the vietnam war and grew into a broad social movement over the ensuing several years this movement informed and helped shape the vigorous and polarizing debate, primarily. Vietnam war summary: summary of the vietnam war: the vietnam war is the commonly used name for the second indochina war, 1954–1975 usually it refers to the period when the united states and other members of the seato ( southeast asia treaty organization) joined the forces with the republic of south vietnam. The war that never ends: new perspectives on the vietnam war [david l anderson, john ernst phd] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers more than three decades after the final withdrawal of american troops from southeast asia, the legacy of the vietnam war continues to influence political. Decades after what's known here as the “american war,” vietnam remains a communist state but it has gradually opened to foreign investment, becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in east asia as an american who has lived in the vietnamese capital for three years, i rarely hear the conflict. The war was over, but the misunderstandings continued what can we learn from this war perhaps, we may want to look at the war from the vietnamese perspective after all, we carry the largest cost of the war and suffered unspeakable atrocities long before and long after america's involvement.
Vietnam war - the united states enters the war: between the gulf of tonkin resolution and the us presidential election in november 1964, the situation in vietnam had changed for the worse beginning in from vietnam perspective ( 1985), a documentary by encyclopædia britannica educational corporation. Photo taken by united states army photographer ronald l haeberle on march 16, 1968 in the aftermath of the my lai massacre showing mostly women the display starts with the massacre, which has been called “the most shocking episode of the vietnam war,” perpetrated by us army troops on a. Accounts of the vietnam war from the perspective of vietnamese are often overlooked, and books by south vietnamese soldiers in particular are relatively rare he details his service in the army of south vietnam, life as a veteran of the losing side in unified vietnam and, ultimately, his emigration to the united states. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history, after the war in afghanistan promises and commitments to the people and government of south vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the truman administration eisenhower placed military advisers and cia.
The us government feared that losing vietnam to communism would be the domino that effect that would result in the loss of an entire region the vietnam war was result of the prolonged struggle between the communist nationalist forces wanting to unite northern and southern vietnam and the united states, allied with. In the early spring of 1967, i was in the middle of a heated 2 am hallway discussion with fellow students at yale about the vietnam war i was from a an opinion article last sunday about the effects of the vietnam war on the united states misstated the number of yale graduates who died in the war. To some, the vietnam war was a crime – an attempt by the united states to suppress a heroic vietnamese national liberation movement that had driven french colonialism out of its country no matter their differences of perspective, they will define the vietnam war as the cold war in indochina. The message is clear: the americans think of the war as their experience the history of vietnam on its own doesn't matter to me, it feels like the same erasure or diminishment of the vietnamese experience that we have always seen nguyen's uncle in the united states (courtesy of beth nguyen.
Of the many books that challenged the vietnam war, howard zinn's stands out as one of the best—and most influential so i was interested in this because if the united states was telling the american people that if vietnam became communist, that would be a threat to the united states, and the united states was 10,000. From enemy to friend: a north vietnamese perspective on the war [bui tin] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in a question and answer format that simulates an in-depth interview, bui tin, a former colonel in the north vietnamese army shares his insights into many aspects of the vietnam war once a.
In it he argues that for americans involved in the vietnam war, life was very cheap indeed – vietnamese lives, that is turse has written a powerful book, “kill anything that moves,” that documents the total war the united states waged on the vietnamese people and countryside as turse notes in his op-ed.
The vietnam war was a period of american involvement in southeast asia from 1961-1975 in which us troops fought to try to stop communist north vietnam and analyze a primary source for accuracy and bias and connect it to a time and place in united states history contrast multiple perspectives of individuals and. Some of the more notable works in this venue, although there are many more, are peter brock's pacifism in the united states from the colonial era to the first world war (1968), lawrence s wittner's rebels against war: the american peace movement, 1933–1983 (1969, rev 1983), charles chatfield's for peace and. But what of reconciliation within the united states and vietnam in addition to the heavy toll of dead and injured, the vietnam war left deep wounds on the body politic of each country in the united states, the war divided americans as no other issue had since the civil war even today, american collective.