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The Vietnam War in American childhood

Author: Joel P Rhodes
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Series: Children, youth + war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For American children raised exclusively in wartime - that is, a Cold War containing monolithic communism turned hot in the jungles of Southeast Asia - and the first to grow up with televised combat, Vietnam was predominately a mediated experience. Walter Cronkite was the voice of the conflict and grim, nightly statistics the most recognizable feature. In seeing the Vietnam War through the eyes of preadolescent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel P Rhodes
ISBN: 9780820356297 0820356298 9780820356112 0820356115
OCLC Number: 1097959286
Description: 265 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm.
Contents: A sort of nebulous sad thing happening forever and ever : childhood socialization to the Vietnam War --
Why couldn't I fight in a nice, simpler war? : comic books and Mad magazine --
Who bombed Santa's workshop? : militarizing play with commercial war toys --
One of the most agonizing years of my life : knowing someone in Vietnam --
Mom tried to make it for us like he wasn't even gone : father separation and reunion --
God bless dad wherever you are : POW/MIA --
How come the flags around town aren't flying at half-mast? : Gold Star children --
Yes, I am My Lai, but My Lai is better than Viet Cong! : Vietnamese adoptees and Amerasians.
Series Title: Children, youth + war.
Responsibility: Joel P. Rhodes.

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In seeing the Vietnam War through the eyes of preadolescent Americans, Joel Rhodes suggests broader developmental implications from being socialized to the political and ethical ambiguity of Vietnam.  Read more...

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