NOTE: I expect to be available throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, particularly for virtual lectures.
Barbara L. Tischler is the author of numerous articles on American culture, the 1960s, and aspects of the anti–Vietnam War movement, along with An American Music (1986), Sights on the Sixties (1992), and Muhammad Ali: A Man of Many Voices (2015). She has also taught courses on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her most recent research and presentation interests include African-American history, the civil rights movement, and the discourse of enslaved people as a aspect of community, humanity, and resistance.
This lecture discusses the various ways in which soldiers exercised their constitutional (but not their military) right to free expression as they opposed the fighting in Vietnam. The primary sources for this conversation are the GI antiwar newspapers published in the United States and abroad.