The Vietnam War in American Memory

The Vietnam War in American Memory

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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 a€œthe destructive war and the healing effect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Wall .

Title:The Vietnam War in American Memory
Author:Patrick Hagopian
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2011-09-01


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