Impact of the Vietnam War on American Culture

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Impact of the Vietnam War on American Culture Annotated Bibliographies Alvah, Donna. "Civil Rights Movement." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 200-206. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Aug. 2014. The articles author Donna Alvah provides great insight into many of the historical events during the civil rights movement taking place before, during and after the Vietnam War, the article explains many of the social issues taking place and how people stood up and together against the government fighting for fundamental rights every citizen should have. It also lists many dates and locations of the events that took place including Martin Luther King Jr’s speeches prior to his death and the assassination of a sitting US President. Heineman, Kenneth. "The Silent Majority Speaks: Antiwar Protest and Backlash, 1965-1972," Peace & Change 17 (1992): 402-433. The author of this article goes into detail about the state of politics in the 1960’s and how many campus-based groups throughout the country were involved with black activism and antiwar protests. It covers the fundamental working class and the division in different cultures in America during this time, while also focusing on specific political party movements during this time based on the “silent majority” and New Deal democracy. Lawrence, Mark Atwood. Review of Foley, Michael S., Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War. H-Peace, H-Net Reviews. May, 2004. Retrieved from I found this to be a great review of the original book by Michael S. Foley regarding the draft resistance during the Vietnam War. Although I personally may not agree with draft and selective service, I have lost family members to this war and have others that were injured also.

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