Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. Vietnam memorial soldiers by Frederick Hart, Washington, D.C. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress
The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak on the history and public memory of the Vietnam War (1955-1975).
OAH Distinguished Lecturer Christian G. Appy wrote a series of commentaries for the blog Process about the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War, (PBS, Sept. 2017). Start with his introduction here.
OAH Distinguished Lecturer Jerry Lembcke also wrote about the documentary here.
Find additional OAH Distinguished Lecturers who specialize in the history of the 1960s here.
Rankin’s rhetorical abilities and her visible hard work on behalf of peace in the 1920s and 1930s and later against the Vietnam war have been much praised and written about. But the fact remains those activities came to naught. This is her invisible legacy that we seldom discuss, but we should...(Read More)
drawn from the June 2016 Choice magazine essay by the same title Read More
John Steinbeck was the first American writer of note to speak out against the policy of internment and relocation of Japanese and Japanese Americans on the West Coast. He served as a propagandist for the U.S government during World War II (while simultaneously begin investigated by the government...(Read More)