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The Vietnam War in American Childhood (Paperback): Joel P. Rhodes

The Vietnam War in American Childhood (Paperback)

Joel P. Rhodes; Series edited by James Marten

Series: Children, Youth, and War Series

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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. But as involvement grew, Vietnam affected numerous changes in child life, comparable to the childhood impact of previous conflicts-chiefly the Civil War and World War II-whose intensity and duration also dominated American culture. In this protracted struggle that took on the look of permanence from a child's perspective, adult lives were increasingly militarized, leaving few preadolescents totally insulated. Over the years 1965 to 1973, the vast majority of American children integrated at least some elements of the war into their own routines. Parents, in turn, shaped their children's perspectives on Vietnam, while the more politicized mothers and fathers exposed them to the bitter polarization the war engendered. The fighting only became truly real insomuch as service in Vietnam called away older community members or was driven home literally when families shared hardships surrounding separation from cousins, brothers, and fathers.In seeing the Vietnam War through the eyes of preadolescent Americans, Joel P. Rhodes suggests broader developmental implications from being socialized to the political and ethical ambiguity of Vietnam. 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. In contrast, 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.

General

Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Children, Youth, and War Series
Release date: November 2019
Authors: Joel P. Rhodes
Series editors: James Marten
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-5629-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 0-8203-5629-8
Barcode: 9780820356297

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