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Cold War - Opposition and Support for the Vietnam War, 1954-75

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About this Course

About the Course

In this course, Professor Kendrick Oliver (University of Southampton) explores opposition and support for the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. In the first module, we consider whether there was a Cold War consensus in the US on the eve of the Vietnam War. In the second module, we turn to look at the origins of the Vietnam anti-war movement, before in the third module considering how effective the Vietnam anti-war movement was. In the fourth module, we look at why public support for the Vietnam War declined. In the fifth module, we turn our attention to the pro-war movement, before in the sixth module looking at the silent majority, and the end of the Vietnam War.

About the Lecturer

Professor Kendrick Oliver is a Professor of American History at the University of Southampton. His research interests lie in the history of the United States in the twentieth century, including the Vietnam War. Some of his recent publications include The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory (2006), The Memory of Catastrophe(2004, co-editor), and Kennedy, Macmillan, and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate (1998).