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Program Detail - History of the Vietnam War

History of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is one of the most important events in American history.  The recent Ken Burns documentary has renewed conversation about why we got into the war and why we fought the war in the ways we did.  The war is filled with ethical issues:  what does it mean to be a good soldier?  What does it mean to be a good patriot?  Scholars continue to ask why the war became so divisive at home and what are some of the lessons of the war.  We will have the opportunity to ask these question in Vietnam by traveling to battle sites and museums, as well as learn about the culture past and present of Vietnam.  We will talk with people whose families fought in the war on both sides.

January 2019

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Dr. Dale Soden