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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
"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.


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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