HIST391 - THE VIETNAM WAR

Description: 
A thorough historical, military, and social history of the Vietnam War, which lasted in one form or another from the end of WWII in 1945 to 1975, in which occurred the longest and most humiliating defeat in our history. Since that time the Vietnamese have published hundred of documents, some in English, that provide an entirely new perspective on what we believed during the War. These, supplemented by other primary and secondary materials, as much as possible written by Vietnamese or by Americans having first-hand knowledge, will form the backbone of the course. The various American and Vietnamese strategies will be scrutinized carefully, and a good deal said about the home front in America. The actual fighting, that determined the outcome, will not be slighted. We expect at least some guest speakers having long diplomatic or military experience in Vietnam. The present will be our conclusion. Lectures TTh 12-1:30; midterm in class, short paper, and regular final. If you want to understand the world you now live in, this course is a good place to start.
Instructors: 
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Day and Time: 
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Room: 
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Activity: 
LEC
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