OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Christian G. Appy

Portrait of Christian G. Appy
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Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts and the author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (2015), Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides (2003), and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (1993). His original work on American soldiers in Vietnam received the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize. Appy edits Culture, Politics, and the Cold War, a University of Massachusetts Press book series with more than thirty titles in print, including his own edited volume, Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945–1966 (2000). Appy received the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013. He is now working on a book tentatively entitled "Fallout: The Nuclear Age in American Culture, Politics, and Protest from Hiroshima to the Global War on Terror."

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