The American South and the Vietnam War : belligerence, protest, and agony in Dixie (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The American South and the Vietnam War : belligerence, protest, and agony in Dixie

Author: Joseph A Fry
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Series: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To fully comprehend the Vietnam War, it is essential to understand the central role that southerners played in the nation's commitment to the war, in the conflict's duration, and in the fighting itself. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Georgia oversaw the dramatic escalation of U.S. military involvement from 1965 through 1968. General William Westmoreland, born and raised in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Fry
ISBN: 9780813161044 0813161045
OCLC Number: 893452451
Description: x, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Regionalism, southerners, and US foreign relations, 1789-1973 --
Southerners and the Vietnam commitment, 1953-1964 --
Southerners and the decisions for war, 1965-1966 --
Southern soldiers --
Southerners and the debate over the war's conduct, 1967 --
Southerners and the decisions to withdraw from Vietnam, 1968-1970 --
Southern college students --
Southerners and the end of the Vietnam War, 1971-1973.
Series Title: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Fry.

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In The American South and the Vietnam War, Joseph A. Fry demonstrates how Dixie's majority pro-war stance derived from a host of distinctly regional values, perspectives, and interests.  Read more...

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