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.qOne member ofthe group recalled that she thought that by taking a rubbing, she was keeping the person alive.132 In the 1990s, Chapter 227 of Vietnam ... pages ofa history book. ... at the Wall as a seventh-grade history project about athe destructive war and the healing effect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Wall .
|Title||:||The Vietnam War in American Memory|
|Publisher||:||Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2011-09-01|