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The 1960s in America: Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History
Spencer C. Tucker, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif., ABC-CLIO, 1998.
More than 900 signed entries, most with brief bibliographies. Considers all aspects of the war in historical context, including Vietnam-related literature and film. Extensive collection of historical documents (1920-1995).
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
Vietnam War Bibliography: Oral Histories and Personal Accounts, Americans, Especially Soldiers.
Compiled by Dr. Edwin Moise (Clemson University). Print resources with online links when available.

Protesting the War

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Martin Luther King Jr.: "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam"
Speech delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4th 1967.
Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era
Kenneth J. Heineman. New York, New York University Press, 1993.
The history of protest movements at four state universities: Michigan State, Penn State, Kent State, and the State University of New York in Buffalo. Available?
Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Richard Stacewicz. New York, Twayne Publishers, 1997. Available?
Inventory to the Records of the Office of Public Information on the Vietnam War Teach-Ins, 1965-1966
Background information and finding aid to a collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings, statements and reports related to the three Vietnam War teach-ins held at Rutgers during this period. Collected located in Special Collections and University Archives (Alexander Library) in New Brunswick.
"Doves in a Hawk's Nest: Vietnam and the American Peace Movement: 1965-1975: Part 1"
Vietnam Generation Journal 4 (3-4), November 1992.
GIs United Against the War in Vietnam: Statement of Aims.

What is the May 2nd Movement? September 1965.
"The May 2nd Movement was formed to fight against a politics of default, specifically by organizing student protest and revolt against our government's savage war on the people of Vietnam."
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Position Paper On Vietnam
Decade of Protest: Political Posters from the United States, Cuba, and Vietnam 1965-1975.
Exhibit held at Track 16 Gallery, January 19-March 9, 1996.

The War in the Media


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Communication and Mass Media Complete
Full-text coverage of more than 280 journals plus citation coverage for many more. Many major journals searchable back to early 1900s. Rutgers-restricted Access
Government Information Plans and Policies. Part 4: Vietnam News Coverage:
Hearings Before the United States House Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Government Information, Eighty-Eighth Congress, First Session, on May 24, 1963.
Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1963. Rutgers-restricted Access
Walter Cronkite: Changing Attitudes Toward War in Vietnam
In an August 7, 2002 NPR broadcast, Cronkite recalls the gradual change in journalistic approach, and the public attitude, toward the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
David Halberstam's Reporting from Vietnam
Selected New York Times articles. David Halberstam shared the Puliter Prize in 1964 for his coverage of the Vietnam War.
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism, 1959-1975
New York, Library of America, 2000. Available?
Vietnam on Television
David Hallin. Overview with bibliography. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
Media and the Vietnam War: A Bibliography.
From the Sixties Project.

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