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A Vietnam War reader : a documentary history from American by Michael H. Hunt

By Michael H. Hunt

A necessary new source for college kids and academics of the Vietnam battle, this concise choice of basic assets opens a precious window on an awfully complicated clash.

The fabrics collected right here, from either the yank and Vietnamese aspects, remind readers that the clash touched the lives of many folks in quite a lot of social and political events and spanned a lot extra time than the last decade of direct U.S. wrestle. certainly, the U.S. warfare used to be yet one section in a string of conflicts that diversified considerably in personality and geography. Michael Hunt brings jointly the perspectives of the conflict's disparate players--from Communist leaders, Vietnamese peasants, Saigon loyalists, and North Vietnamese infantrymen to U.S. policymakers, infantrymen, and critics of the conflict. through permitting the contributors to talk, this quantity encourages readers to formulate their very own traditionally grounded figuring out of a nonetheless arguable struggle.

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This chapter’s documents on the deep roots of the Vietnam War raise some fundamental questions: • What fears, hopes, enmities, and ideals gripped Vietnamese confronted with French domination of their country? How did those concerns vary over time and between politically engaged elites and peasants? • To what extent did Ho Chi Minh’s evolving views emerge from earlier nationalist attitudes, and to what extent were they shaped by communism? • What concerns led Presidents Truman and Eisenhower to a commitment in Vietnam?

At that time the only fear we shall have is that we won’t have enough time to protect other countries. All the shame and humiliation we have suffered previously, which resulted from being protected by others, will have become potent medicine to help us build up this feat of modernization. Commemorative monuments will be erected; a thousand torches will illuminate the entire world. The wind of freedom will blow fiercely, refreshing in one single sweep the entire five continents. Such will be the victory of our race.

Commemorative monuments will be erected; a thousand torches will illuminate the entire world. The wind of freedom will blow fiercely, refreshing in one single sweep the entire five continents. Such will be the victory of our race. How pleasant that will be! 3 Phan Chu Trinh, open letter to French governor-general Paul Beau, 1907 Trinh (1872–1926) was Phan Boi Chau’s equal in fame among the earlytwentieth-century nationalists. He too was trained in the classics, passed 6 t h e s e t t i n g the qualifying exam for royal service, but veered off into nationalist dissent.

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