This guide was created for the course taught in Fall-2009
Students in this course will gain a basic understanding of the intertwined histories of Vietnam and the United States, including: the rise of Vietnamese nationalism and communism; leadership (particularly that of Ho Chi Minh), organization, and tactics of the Vietnamese revolutionary movement, the international politics of the Cold War; war in Vietnam from 1945-75; and the long-term consequences of the war on American and Vietnamese societies and on the international community. The course is based on extensive readings, lectures and discussion, films, guest speakers, and on the use of the IU library and the World Wide Web.
What is a primary document? A tutorial from University of California-Irvine explains primary source. Here is an excellent LibGuide from San Francisco State University.
The following links are examples of primary documents for A300.
- AMDOCS Documents for the Study of American History: look at 1970s-Vietnam
- American Memory (search for Vietnam)
- Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 1992 (text, not document)
- Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet-Nam September 2, 1945 (text, not document)
- Digital National Security Archives (search for Vietnam)
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