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U.S. History 1945-1990: 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 Extensive collection of historical documents (1920-1995). 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

To find relevant books and other materials in the Library Catalog search the subject terms: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Protest Movements

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?
"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.
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

To find relevant books and other materials in the Library Catalog search the subject terms:

Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Mass Media and the War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Press Coverage

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.


The Returning Black Vietnam-Era Veteran
James M. Fendrich. Social Service Review 46(1), March 1972, pp. 60-75. Rutgers-restricted Access
"Back from War, Black Veterans Ignored and Bitter,"
Acel Moore and Gerald McKelvey. The Philadelphia Enquirer, February 7, 1971.
Experiencing War: African American Veterans: Fighting Two Battles
Video and Audio Interviews
Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Study
"The National Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Study (NVVRS) was conducted in response to a congressional mandate in 1983 for an investigation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other postwar psychological problems among Vietnam Veterans."

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