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Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War : Documents and Essays

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Summary

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War incorporates new research expands its coverage of the experiences of average soldiers.

Table of Contents

Vietnam and America: An Introduction
Essays
The Wages of War Michael Lind
The Necessary War Robert Mann
A Grand Delusion
French Colonial Rule and the Development of Vietnamese Nationalism
Documents
Jules Ferry Justifies French Colonial Expansion, 1884
Phan Boi Chau Resolves to Continue Fighting for Vietnam's Freedom, 1914
Ho Chi Minh Deplores "Imperialist Crimes," 1920
Ho Calls for Revolution, 1930
A Vietnamese Writer Recalls the 1944-1945 Famine, 1956
Vietnam Declares Independence, 1945
Essays
France's Imperial Dreams
Vietnam's Trauma Mark Philip Bradley
America's Symbolic Importance for Vietnamese Nationalists
The Roots of the American Commitment
Documents
George C. Marshall Expresses Concern About Indochina Dispute, 1947
Statement of U.S. Policy Toward Indochina, 1948
The United States Praises the Elys?e Agreements, 1949
The State Department Recommends Military Aid to the French, 1950
The National Security Council Identifies Important U.S. Security Interests in Indochina, 1950
Dean Acheson Urges Aid for Indochina, 1950
Ho Chi Minh Denounces U.S. Intervention, 1950
Essays
Cold War Strategy and U.S. Intervention Mark Atwood Lawrence
The European Influence and America's Commitment to War in Vietnam
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ngo Dinh Diem, and the Deepening U.S. Commitment
Documents
Dwight D. Eisenhower Appeals for British Help, 1954
Eisenhower Explains the Domino Theory, 1954
Vo Nguyen Giap Assesses Dienbienphu's Importance (1954), 1964
The Geneva Conference Signatories Issue Their Final Declaration, 1954
South Vietnam Renounces Negotiations with North Vietnam, 1955
Elbridge Durbrow Assesses the Diem Regime, 1957
Ngo Dinh Diem Pledges to Continue Fighting Communism, 1957
Essays
The Tragedy of U.S. Intervention Seth Jacobs
The Religious Roots of U.S. Support for Ngo Dinh Diem Gareth Porter
Exploiting U.S. Dominance
John F. Kennedy and Vietnam: Incremental Escalation
Documents
Maxwell Taylor Recommends the Dispatch of U.S. Forces, 1961
Dean Rusk and Robert S. McNamara Present an Alternative Plan, 1961
An Early U.S Army Adviser Remembers His Experiences (1962-1963), 1981
Mike Mansfield Questions American Policy, 1962
John F. Kennedy Criticizes the South Vietnamese Government, 1963
Kennedy Reaffirms the Domino Theory, 1963
Henry Cabot Lodge Discusses Coup Protests, 1963
McGeorge Bundy Expresses Reservations, 1963
Diem Makes a Desperate Appeal for U.S. Help, 1963
Essays
Kennedy's Prudent and Cautious Policy Philip E. Catton
The Limits of U.S. Influence
Lyndon B. Johnson's Decisions for War
Documents
Robert S. McNamara Reassesses of U.S. Policy in South Vietnam, 1964
Lyndon Johnson and Richard Russell Ruminate about the U.S. Dilemma in Vietnam, 1964
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution, 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson Explains Why Americans Fight in Vietnam, 1965
McNamara Recommends Escalation, 1965
George Ball Dissents, 1965
Philip Caputo Remembers His Idealism (1965), 1977
Essays
Fear, Ambition, and Politics Fredrik Logevall, Choosing War
U.S. Military Strategy
Documents
Robert S. McNamara Urges Additional Troop Deployments, 1965
George F. Kennan Criticizes the American Military Commitment, 1966
William C. Westmoreland Reviews Military Operations in South Vietnam, 1966
The Central Intelligence Agency Critiques the Bombing Campaign, 1967
McNamara Sees an Improved Military Outlook, 1967
Westmoreland Defends the Attrition Strategy, 1977
Westmoreland Reflects on the Vietnam War's Meaning, 2003
Essays
An Unwinnable War John A. Nagl
The Failure of Counterinsurgency Warfare
Americans in Combat
Documents
A Cross-Generational Conversation About Joining the Army
"Dear Mom," 1966
Infantryman Salvador Gonzalez's Letter Home, 1969
A Soldier's Perspective on Combat in Vietnam, 1977
Herbert Carter Testifies About the My Lai Massacre, 1969
Varnado Simpson Testifies About the My Lai Massacre, 1969
Colin Powell Remembers His Two Tours of Duty in Vietnam, 1995
Robert Conner Reflects on His Vietnam Experience, 1993
Essays
A Working Class War Gerard J. DeGroot
A Grunt's Life
The Enemy: North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front
Documents
Ho Chi Minh Rallies His Supporters After the Geneva Agreements, 1954
Truong Nhu Tang on the Origins of the National Liberation Front (1957-1959), 1985
The National Liberation Front Issues Its Manifesto, 1960
A Vietcong Recruit Explains Why He Joined the Revolution (1961), 1986
A South Vietnamese Peasant Girl Becomes a Vietcong Supporter (c. 1961), 1989
Vo Nguyen Giap Celebrates People's War, 1961
Nguyen Chi Thanh Outlines Communist Strategy, 1963
Ho Vows to "Fight Until Complete Victory," 1966
Essays
North Vietnam's Diplomatic Strategy Robert K. Brigham
The Role and Significance of the National Liberation Front
The Tet Offensive
Documents
The CIA Offers an Early Assessment of the Tet Offensive, 1968
A North Vietnamese Officer Reconstructs the Attack on a U.S. Marine Base (1968), 2003
Robert F. Kennedy Calls Vietnam an Unwinnable War, 1968
Walter Cronkite Criticizes a Policy "Mired in Stalemate," 1968
Senior U.S. Officials Weigh Policy Options, 1968
North Vietnam's Communist Party Evaluates the Successes and Failures of the Offensive, 1968
A U.S. Air Force Nurse Remembers the Tet Offensive (1968), 1987
Robert Komer Recalls Tet's Impact (1968), 1987
Clark M. Clifford Remembers His Post-Tet Questions (1968), 1969
Johnson Calls for Negotiations, 1968
Essays
A Crippling Defeat for the United States William Hammond
Tet and the Media
Richard M. Nixon's Strategy for Withdrawal
Documents
Henry A. Kissinger Reflects on the Nixon Administration's Dilemma in Vietnam (1969), 1979
Richard M. Nixon and Nguyen Van Thieu Discuss U.S.-South Vietnamese Relations, 1969
Nixon Warns About the Consequences of a U.S. Defeat in Vietnam, 1969
Nixon Appeals for Soviet Help in Ending the Vietnam War, 1969
A Guerrilla Leader Remembers 1969 as the "Worst Year" (1969), 1986
Nixon Advocates Vietnamization, 1969
Le Duc Tho Lectures Kissinger About North Vietnamese Determination, 1970
Nixon Justifies the Cambodian Incursion, 1970
Henry A. Kissinger Reveals the U.S. Negotiating Position, 1972
The Provisional Revolutionary Government States Its Negotiating Position, 1972
Essays
Nixon's Flawed Search for Peace Lewis Sorley
A Better War
The Antiwar Movement and Public Opinion
Documents
Students for a Democratic Society Opposes the War, 1965
Martin Luther King, Jr., Declares His Opposition to the War, 1967
Women's Statement of Conscience, 1967
Proclamation of the Antidraft Resistance, 1967
A Popular Protest Song, 1967
James Fallows Reflects on the Draft's Inequities (1969), 1975
A Veteran Remembers His Bitter Homecoming, 1981
A Vietnam Veteran Opposes the War, 1971
Essays
The Peace Movement on the Campuses Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Woman and Antiwar Activism Adam Garfinkle
Movement Myths
The Paris Peace Accords of 1973 and the Fall of South Vietnam
Documents
Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger Discuss South Vietnam's Fate, 1972
Richard M. Nixon Reassures Nguyen Van Thieu, 1973
The Paris Peace Accords, 1973
Henry A. Kissinger Appeals to Congress for Emergency Aid, 1975
James R. Schlesinger, Jr., Recalls the Collapse of South Vietnam (1975), 1987
A South Vietnamese Pilot Reflects on His Country's Defeat (1975), 1990
A South Vietnamese Civilian Remembers His Last Days in Saigon (1975), 1990
A North Vietnamese General Celebrates the "Great Spring Victory" (1975), 1977
Nixon Blames Congress for the Fall of South Vietnam (1975), 1978
Essays
The Betrayal of South Vietnam Pierre Asselin
A Doomed Agreement
International Dimensions of the War
Documents
French President Charles de Gaulle's Statement on Vietnam, 1963
Secretary of State Dean Rusk and French Ambassador Herv?
Alphand Discuss U.S.-French Differences over Vietnam Policy, 1964
The Johnson Administration Assesses the Attitudes of Allied and Nonaligned Nations, 1964
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson Warns President Lyndon B. Johnson about the Perils of Escalation, 1965
Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson Calls for a U.S. Bombing Halt, 1965
Mao Zedong Exhorts His North Vietnamese Allies, 1965
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt Expresses Firm Support for U.S. Policy, 1966
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Declares That the Vietnam War Must End, 1966
Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Explains Moscow's Reaction to the North Vietnamese Offensive (1972), 1995
Essays
Frank Costigliola
The Vietnam War and the Challenges to American Power in Europe Qiang Zhai
China's Crucial Role
Legacies and Memories of a War
Documents
Gerald R. Ford on the Lessons of Vietnam, 1975
Jimmy Carter Sees a "Profound Moral Crisis," 1977
Ronald Reagan Calls Vietnam a Noble and Just Cause, 1988
An American Veteran Helps to Dedicate the Vietnam War Memorial (1982), 1985
An African-American Draftee Reflects on the War's Impact, 1984
A Former Army Nurse Considers the War's Impact, 1987
Essays
The Impact of Vietnam on America's World Role Arnold R. Isaacs
Competing Memories Robert D. Schulzinger
Viewing Foreign and Military Policy Through the Prism of Vietnam***************
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