The Vietnam War in American Memory

The Vietnam War in American Memory

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A study of American attempts to come to terms with the legacy of the Vietnam War, this book highlights the central role played by Vietnam veterans in shaping public memory of the war. Tracing the evolution of the image of the Vietnam veteran from alienated dissenter to traumatized victim to noble warrior, Patrick Hagopian describes how efforts to commemorate the war increasingly downplayed the political divisions it spawned in favor of a more unifying emphasis on honoring veterans and promoting national qhealing.q... www.msnbc (accessed April 28, 2007); Johanna McGeary, a€œPointing Fingers, a€ Time, May 24, ... a€œReport of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners ... See also John F. Fergueson, a€œCan the Church Offer Vietnam Vets Its Forgiveness?

Title:The Vietnam War in American Memory
Author:Patrick Hagopian
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2011-09-01


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