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The Resource Forever Vietnam : how a divisive war changed American public memory, David Kieran

Forever Vietnam : how a divisive war changed American public memory, David Kieran

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Forever Vietnam : how a divisive war changed American public memory
Title
Forever Vietnam
Title remainder
how a divisive war changed American public memory
Statement of responsibility
David Kieran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Four decades after its end, the American war in Vietnam still haunts the nation's collective memory. Its lessons, real and imagined, continue to shape government policies and military strategies, while the divisions it spawned infect domestic politics and fuel the so-called culture wars. In Forever Vietnam, David Kieran shows how the contested memory of the Vietnam War has affected the commemoration of other events, and how those acts of remembrance have influenced postwar debates over the conduct and consequences of American foriegn policy
  • "Kieran focuses his analysis on the recent remembrance of six events, three of which occurred before the Vietnam War and three after. The first group includes the siege of the Alamo in 1836, the incarceration of Union troops at Andersonville during the Civil War, and the experience of American combat troops during World War II. The second comprises the 1993 U.S. intervention in Somalia, the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars."--
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Cover
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P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kieran, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Culture, Politics, and the Cold War
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  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Collective memory
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Memory
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • United States
Label
Forever Vietnam : how a divisive war changed American public memory, David Kieran
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I know what it's like" -- "How far is Andersonville from Vietnam?": Vietnam revisionism and Andersonville National Historic Site -- "We veterans of mass murder and stupidity": older veterans' PTSD and the narration of combat in post-Vietnam memoirs of the Second World War -- "We see a lot of parallels between the men at the Alamo and ourselves": recovering from Vietnam at the Alamo -- "We should have said no": Vietnam's legacy, the remembrance of Somalia, and debates over humanitarian intervention in the 1990s -- "It's almost like the Vietnam wall": the legacy of Vietnam and remembrance of Flight 93 -- "The lessons of history": Vietnam's legacy during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- Afterword: "the task of telling your story continues."
Control code
ocn933516756
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1qvr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933516756
Label
Forever Vietnam : how a divisive war changed American public memory, David Kieran
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I know what it's like" -- "How far is Andersonville from Vietnam?": Vietnam revisionism and Andersonville National Historic Site -- "We veterans of mass murder and stupidity": older veterans' PTSD and the narration of combat in post-Vietnam memoirs of the Second World War -- "We see a lot of parallels between the men at the Alamo and ourselves": recovering from Vietnam at the Alamo -- "We should have said no": Vietnam's legacy, the remembrance of Somalia, and debates over humanitarian intervention in the 1990s -- "It's almost like the Vietnam wall": the legacy of Vietnam and remembrance of Flight 93 -- "The lessons of history": Vietnam's legacy during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- Afterword: "the task of telling your story continues."
Control code
ocn933516756
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1qvr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933516756

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