Defining Documents in American History: The Vietnam War (1956-1975), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258536
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258532
  • DDC: 959.704
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of the Vietnam War on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1956-1975, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Kennedy's War.
1: Senator John F. Kennedy on America's Stake in Vietnam.
2: “The Path of Revolution in the South”.
3: President Ngo Dinh Diem: Address to US Congress.
4: Memo from Ambassador Durbrow to Diem.
5: Notes on a National Security Council Meeting.
6: Letter from JFK to Diem.
7: Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield on US Policy in Southeast Asia.
8: On the Prospect of a Generals’ Coup.
9: Televised Interview with President Kennedy.
10: Ambassador Lodge on the Worsening Situation.
Johnson's War.
11: CIA Memo on National Liberation Front Methods.
12: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
13: A New Approach to Retaliation.
14: LBJ: “Peace without Conquest”.
15: Meeting between the President and His Advisors.
16: “Why We Are in Vietnam”.
17: A Recommendation for Troop Increases.
18: General Westmoreland on Military Operations.
19: “No Attractive Course of Action”.
20: The Tet Offensive: A CIA Assessment.
21: The President and His Advisors Review the Situation.
22: Testimony Regarding the My Lai Massacre.
23: President Johnson on Limiting the War.
The Antiwar Movement.
24: Call for a March on Washington.
25: Protest Speech by Paul Potter.
26: Message from Ho Chi Minh.
27: Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Beyond Vietnam”.
28: An Antidraft Call to Action.
29: An Unwinnable War.
30: “We are Mired in Stalemate”.
31: Weathermen Manifesto.
32: George McGovern Urges an End to the War.
33: Report of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest, with Response from President Nixon.
34: John Kerry's Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Nixon's War.
35: Conversation between Presidents Nixon and Thiêu.
36: Henry Kissinger to Nixon.
37: Nixon on the “Silent Majority” and “Vietnamization.
38: Nixon on Operations in Cambodia.
39: Taped Conversation between Nixon and Kissinger.
40: President Nixon to President Thiêu.
41: The Paris Peace Accords.
42: Plea for Emergency Aid for Saigon.
43: Pardon of Draft Evaders.
44: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.