It's Part 3 of Lyndon Johnson's America and we arrive at the event which arguably shaped LBJ's presidency more than anything else - the Vietnam War.
In this episode, we cover the early years of the conflict (1964-67) and discuss:
- Why Vietnam?
- Why does Johnson escalate in 1965?
- What role do race and gender play during the Vietnam War?
- The early anti-war movement
- American strategic mistakes in Vietnam
In next month's episode we'll examine The Downfall as Johnson's America comes apart as a result of events at home and abroad.
Thanks again for listening!
Mark and Malcolm
Heather Stur, Beyond Combat: Women and gender in the Vietnam War era (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
Daniel Lucks, Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War (University of Kentucky Press, 2014)
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012)
Paul Thomas Chamberlin, The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace (New York: HarperCollins, 2018)
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