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Title Making sense of the Vietnam wars : local, national, and transnational perspectives / edited by Mark Philip Bradley and Marilyn B. Young
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 318 pages)
Series Reinterpreting history
Reinterpreting history.
Contents pt. 1. American intervention and the Cold War consensus. Explaining the early decisions / Mark Atwood Lawrence -- "No place to fight a war" / Seth Jacobs -- Explaining the Vietnam War / Gareth Porter -- "There ain't no daylight" / Fredrik Logevall -- pt. 2. The coming of war in Vietnam. Through a glass darkly / Sophie Quinn-Judge -- Vision, power, and agency / Edward Miller -- Taking notice of the everyday / David Hunt -- Co so cach mang and the social network of war / Heonik Kwon -- pt. 3. War's end and endless wars. Cold War contradictions / Lien-Hang T. Nguyen -- "Help us tell the truth about Vietnam" / Michael J. Allen -- Official history, revisionist history, and wild history / David W.P. Elliott
Summary Making sense of the wars for Vietnam has had a long history. The question "why Vietnam?" dominated American and Vietnamese political life for much of the length of the wars and has continued to be asked in the decades since they ended. This volume brings together the work of eleven scholars to examine the conceptual and methodological shifts that have marked the contested terrain of Vietnam War scholarship. Editors Marilyn Young and Mark Bradley's superb group of renowned contributors spans the generations--including those who were active during wartime, along with scholars conductin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-308) and index
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Subject Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bradley, Mark, 1961-
Young, Marilyn Blatt.
ISBN 0195315138 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0195315146 (paperback; alk. paper)
0198043023 (electronic bk.)
9780195315134 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780195315141 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780198043027 (electronic bk.)