Deschutes Public Library News
Viet Nam: The Long Wars At Home
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 3/13/2008
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Daniel Pope from the University of Oregon History Department for a program at the Redmond Public Library on March 19, 2008 at 6:30. Pope will present “Vietnam: The Long Wars At Home,” as part of the Seismic Sixties series hosted throughout the month of March at Deschutes Public Libraries.
The last American troops came home from Vietnam thirty-five years ago, in 1973. Yet the domestic issues and conflicts which that war provoked have lingered for a generation in American politics and culture. In "Vietnam: the Long Wars at Home," Pope will discuss how the Vietnam war divided the nation, stimulated controversy about the role of American power in world affairs, brought social protest to new levels of intensity, and put issues ranging from the treatment and health of veterans to the role of an all-volunteer military to the environmental and human impact of massive aerial bombardment on the national agenda.
Daniel Pope is Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, where he has taught since 1975. He holds a Ph.D from Columbia University in New York. He writes and teaches about several aspects of twentieth-century American history. He is the author of The Making of Modern Advertising and, recently, Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System. He teaches a popular course on movements of protest and revolt in American history and has edited a volume on that subject, American Radicalism.
This program, part of the Seismic Sixties: Aftershock series is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.