Week 9 - The Cold War in the Third World - Kennedy and Johnson
Nov 9: John F. Kennedy, Cuba and the turn to Counterinsurgency
Nov 11: Lyndon Johnson and the descent into Vietnam
READINGS: Merrill, Paterson, 11. The Vietnam War
Logevall, Campbell America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Chapter 5, 6
There are a zillion sites related to the Vietnam War. Many of them are good educational sources; many more are junk. As you begin introducing yourself to the vast world of web resources on the War, it is important to start with some solid sites. Check out their links, etc. Below are a few of the best.
Interchange: Legacies of the Vietnam War a scholarly exchange in the Journal of American History, Vol 93, No. 2 September 2006. An excellent opportunity to see historians having a dialogue among each other regarding sources and interpretations.
The Vietnam Project at Texas Tech A multimedia site organized by Vietnam Vets containing hundreds of oral histories, documents pertaining to the war and much else
Vietnam yesterday and Today: History of the War Websites An excellent portal site, probably the best place to look for online resources on the Vietnam war by subject.
The Vietnam War on Film: A good filmography with some commentary
The American Experience: Vietnam Introduction Vietnam Online was developed to accompany Vietnam: A Television History, the award-winning television series produced by WGBH Boston.
JFK and the Diem Coup
JFK tape reveals high-level Vietnam coup plotting in 1963
The Kennedy Years: The Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missle Crisis, Berlin Crisis and Others
Documents and Websites
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The 40th Anniversary
First Strike Options and the Berlin Crisis, 1961
New documents from the Kennedy Administration
Kennedy & Castro: The Secret History
Initiative with Castro aborted by assassination, declassified documents show
The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs
Newly released portions of Taylor Commission report
Other cases of intervention
Brazil Marks 40th Anniversary of Military Coup
Declassified Documents Shed Light on U.S. Role
Sources on the Indonesian killings of 1965 (and US involvement)
Accomplices in Atrocity; The Indonesian Killings of 1965.
Inside Indonesia Special Edition on the Killings of 1965