Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists (Revised edition)
By: Mary Susannah Robbins (editor)Paperback
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The protest movement in opposition to the Vietnam War was a complex amalgam of political, social, economic, and cultural motivations, factors, and events. Against the Vietnam War brings together the different facets of that movement and its various shades of opinion. Here the participants themselves offer statements and reflections on their activism, the era, and the consequences of a war that spanned three decades and changed the United States of America. The keynote is on individual experience in a time when almost every event had national and international significance.
Mary Susannah Robbins, Ph.D., has taught English literature at Vassar College and runs her own editorial services company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her poems, stories, and prints have appeared in various magazines including Ploughshares and Confrontation, and she is the editor of the forthcoming book Peace Not Terror: Leading Thinkers Show the Way Out of Perpetual War.
Foreword: Vietnam and Iraq Introduction Part I: Beginnings Chapter 1: The Need to Remember Chapter 2: The Impossible Victory:Vietnam Part II: The War at Home Chapter 3: From Ha Ha McNamara Chapter 4: My Vietnam Chapter 5: Burning Illusions:The Napalm Campaign Chapter 6: The Responsibility of Intellectuals Chapter 7: Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam Chapter 8: Why I Joined the Resistance Chapter 9: A Time to Say No Chapter 10: Poems Chapter 11: Chicago 1968: Street-Fighten' Man Chapter 12: From the Suburbs to Saigon Chapter 13: Vietnam Comes to Lexington: Memorial Day 1971 Part III: Soldiers against the War Chapter 14: What Did You Do In the Class War, Daddy? Chapter 15: War Memorial: Staying Close to a Buddy Twenty-five Years after His Death Chapter 16: American War Crimes and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 17: The War against the War Part IV: Consequences Chapter 18: Consequences of the Vietnam War and Government Policies of the Seventies Chapter 19: Passing It On: The Movement for Teaching the Vietnam War in Schools Chapter 20: Visiting Vietnam Chapter 21: Chicago 1996: Despite Corporate Media Silence Many Powerful Protests Part V: Conclusions Chapter 22: What I Got Out of the War Chapter 23: Cherishing Vistas, Embracing Human Beings: Toward Peace and Freedom Chapter 24: Deja Vu All Over Again
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