A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Companions to American History) (Paperback)

By Marilyn B. Young (Editor), Robert Buzzanco (Editor)

Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405149839, 514pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2006

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A Companion to the Vietnam War contains twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and most divisive foreign conflict. It represents the best current scholarship on this controversial and influential episode in modern American history.

  • Highlights issues of nationalism, culture, gender, and race.
  • Covers the breadth of Vietnam War history, including American war policies, the Vietnamese perspective, the antiwar movement, and the American home front.
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.
  • Includes a select bibliography to guide further research.

About the Author

Marilyn B. Young is Professor of History at New YorkUniversity. She is the author of Rhetoric of Empire: AmericanChina Policy (1969) and The Vietnam Wars (1991), winnerof the Berkshire Women's History Prize. She is the co-authorof Transforming Russia and China: Revolutionary Struggle in the20th Century (with William Rosenberg, 1980), PromissoryNotes: Women and the Transition to Socialism (with Rayna Rappand Sonia Kruks, 1983), and Vietnam and America (with MarvinGettleman, Jane Franklin, and Bruce Franklin, 1995), and is theco-editor of Human Rights and Revolutions (with Lynn Huntand Jeffrey Wasserstrom, 2000). Robert Buzzanco is Associate Professor of History at theUniversity of Houston. He is the author of Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era (1996), winnerof the Stuart L. Bernath Prize, and Vietnam and theTransformation of American Life (Blackwell, 1999).