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The Resource The Vietnam War in American childhood, Joel P. Rhodes

The Vietnam War in American childhood, Joel P. Rhodes

Label
The Vietnam War in American childhood
Title
The Vietnam War in American childhood
Statement of responsibility
Joel P. Rhodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For American children raised exclusively in wartime - that is, a Cold War containing monolithic communism turned hot in the jungles of Southeast Asia - and the first to grow up with televised combat, Vietnam was predominately a mediated experience. Walter Cronkite was the voice of the conflict and grim, nightly statistics the most recognizable feature. In seeing the Vietnam War through the eyes of preadolescent Americans, the book suggests broader developmental implications from being socialized to the political and ethical ambiguity of Vietnam. Although youth during World War II retained with clarity into adulthood many of the proscriptive patriotic messages about U.S. rightness, why-we-fight, heroism, or sacrifice they were indoctrinated with during the war years, conversely, Vietnam tended to breed childhood ambivalence, but not necessarily of the hawk and dove kind. This unique perspective on Vietnam continues to complicate adult notions of militarism and warfare, while generally lowering expectations of American leadership and the presidency"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Joel P.
Dewey number
959.704/31
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.8.C53
LC item number
R46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children, youth, and war
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Children and war
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children and war
  • Children
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Vietnam War in American childhood, Joel P. Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110190
  • 31223131110182
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A sort of nebulous sad thing happening forever and ever : childhood socialization to the Vietnam War -- Why couldn't I fight in a nice, simpler war? : comic books and Mad magazine -- Who bombed Santa's workshop? : militarizing play with commercial war toys -- One of the most agonizing years of my life : knowing someone in Vietnam -- Mom tried to make it for us like he wasn't even gone : father separation and reunion -- God bless dad wherever you are : POW/MIA -- How come the flags around town aren't flying at half-mast? : Gold Star children -- Yes, I am My Lai, but My Lai is better than Viet Cong! : Vietnamese adoptees and Amerasians
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820356112
Lccn
2019018160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097959286
Label
The Vietnam War in American childhood, Joel P. Rhodes
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110190
  • 31223131110182
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A sort of nebulous sad thing happening forever and ever : childhood socialization to the Vietnam War -- Why couldn't I fight in a nice, simpler war? : comic books and Mad magazine -- Who bombed Santa's workshop? : militarizing play with commercial war toys -- One of the most agonizing years of my life : knowing someone in Vietnam -- Mom tried to make it for us like he wasn't even gone : father separation and reunion -- God bless dad wherever you are : POW/MIA -- How come the flags around town aren't flying at half-mast? : Gold Star children -- Yes, I am My Lai, but My Lai is better than Viet Cong! : Vietnamese adoptees and Amerasians
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820356112
Lccn
2019018160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097959286

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