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Beschreibung

The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America's conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences.

Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war
Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention
Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese
Introductory headnotes place each document in context
Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons

Edward Miller is Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth College. His research uses archival collections in the US and Vietnam to examine both sides of the Vietnam War experience. His first book, Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam, will be published in 2013.


The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America's conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences.

  • Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war
  • Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention
  • Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese
  • Introductory headnotes place each document in context
  • Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons


Edward Miller is Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth College. His research uses archival collections in the US and Vietnam to examine both sides of the Vietnam War experience. His first book, Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam, will be published in 2013.



Autorentext

Edward Miller is Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth College. His research uses archival collections in the US and Vietnam to examine both sides of the Vietnam War experience. His first book, Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam, will be published in 2013.



Klappentext

Through a collection of carefully-selected primary documents, The Vietnam War provides a varied range of both American and Vietnamese perspectives and experiences of this critical international conflict. The text features documents that foster discussion on the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention. It also looks at the human side of the war, its impact on ordinary soldiers and civilians, and the deep and enduring fissures that the war created within US society.

A guided tour of primary documents from both countries, the text introduces each source with a brief background summary to help the reader situate it in the context of the period. The text draws on recent scholarship and Miller's own expertise in Vietnamese history and Vietnamese archival sources to examine the motives and experiences of Vietnamese groups and individuals. The author includes several original translations of Vietnamese documents not previously available in English. Documents have been selected with the most important and exciting recent trends in scholarship in mind, and include personal histories from individuals involved.



Zusammenfassung

The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America's conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences.

  • Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war
  • Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention
  • Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese
  • Introductory headnotes place each document in context
  • Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons


Inhalt
Series Editors' Preface x

Acknowledgements xii

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism 1

1.1 Tam Lang, I Pulled a Rickshaw (1932) 1

1.2 The Trial Testimony of Phan Boi Chau (1925) 5

1.3 Ho Chi Minh, The Path which Led Me to Leninism (1960) 7

1.4 Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh), Appeal Made on the Occasion of the Founding of the Vietnamese Communist Party (1930) 9

1.5 Ho Chi Minh, The Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945) 11

Chapter 2 The First Indochina War and the Origins of American Involvement 15

2.1 Oral History of Xuan Vu, Viet Minh War Reporter and Propagandist (1987) 15

2.2 US Department of State Airgram on FrenchVietnamese Relations (1946) 20

2.3 Truong Chinh, We Struggle for Independence and Democracy (1948) 22

2.4 US National Security Council, Report on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina (1950) 26

2.5 Robert Blum, Telegram on US Economic Aid to France in Indochina (1951) 29

2.6 Memorandum of a Conversation with President Eisenhower about Dien Bien Phu (1954) 31

2.7 Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference (1954) 32

Chapter 3 The Two Vietnams 37

3.1 Col. Edward G. Lansdale, Report on the activities of the Saigon Military Mission (1955) 37

3.2 Ngo Dinh Diem,Message to the RVN National Assembly on the Foundations of the Constitution (1956) 46

3.3 Wolf Ladejinsky, A Visit with President Ngo Dinh Diem (1955) 49

3.4 Vietnam Workers' Party Politburo, Directive Regarding Land Reform (1953) 52

3.5 Oral History of Han Vi, Musicologist and Communist Party Cadre 55

Chapter 4 The Rise of the Viet Cong 61

4.1 Le Duan, The Path to Revolution in the South (1956) 61

4.2 A Communist Party Account of the Situation in the Nam Bo Region of South Vietnam (1961) 69

4.3 A Poor Farmer's Account of the 1960 Concerted Uprising in My Tho Province (1967) 72

4.4 Program of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (1960) 75

Chapter 5 The Fall of Diem 81

5.1 The Caravelle Manifesto (1960) 81

5.2 Report of the Taylor Mission to South Vietnam (1961) 88

5.3 The Self-Immolation of Thich Quang Duc (1963) 90

5.4 Transcript of a Phone Conversation between Ngo Dinh Diem and Henry Cabot Lodge (November 1, 1963) 92

5.5 John F. Kennedy, Comments on the Saigon Coup (November 4, 1963) 93

Chapter 6 Escalation 96

6.1 Resolution of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Workers' Party: Strive to Struggle, Rush Forward to Win New Victories in the South (December 1963) 96

6.2 Recording of a Phone Conversation between Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara (April 30, 1964) 100

6.3 The Tonkin Gulf Resolution (August 1964) 103

6.4 US Senator Wayne Morse, Speech on the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (August 5, 1964) 104

6.5 George Ball, A Compromise Solution for South Vietnam (1965) 106

6.6 Notes of a Meeting at the White House (July 21, 1965) 110

Chapter 7 On the Battlefield 115

7.1 A South Vietnamese Account of the Battle of Ap Bac (1995) 115

7.2 Interrogation of a Captured NLF Fighter (1967) 120

7.3 Oral History of Tom Esslinger, US Marine Lieutenant and Veteran of the Battle of Khe Sanh (2003) 124

7.4 Varnado Simpson, Testimony about the My Lai Massacre (1969) 132

7.5 Oral History of Wilson Key, US Navy Pilot and Prisoner of War (2004) 135

7.6 A North Vietnamese soldier remembers the Bombing of North Vietnam (1970) 142

7.7 Kim Phuc and the Napalm Attack on Trang Bang Village (1972) 144

Chapter 8 The Tet Offensive 147

8.1 Resolution of the 14th Plenum of the VWP Central Committee (January 1968) 147

8.2 US Central Intelligence Agency Report on the Communist Tet Offensive (January 31, 1968) 152

8.3 The Execution of Nguyen Van Lem 155

8.4 General Huynh Cong Than, The General Offensive and Uprising in the Southern Sector of Saigon (1994) 156

8.5 Walter Cronkite, Remarks on the Tet Offensive (February 1968) 163

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Vietnam War
Untertitel: A Documentary Reader
Autor:
EAN: 9781119129219
ISBN: 978-1-119-12921-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Regional- und Ländergeschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 296
Veröffentlichung: 16.11.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 6.1 MB