Until the Last Man Comes Home : POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam War
By: Allen, Michael J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (448 p.).ISBN: 9780807895313.Subject(s): Political activists --United States | Prisoners of war --United States | United States --Politics and government --1945-1989 | United States --Politics and government --1989- | United States --Relations --Vietnam | Vietnam --Relations --United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Influence | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Missing in action --United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Political aspects | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Prisoners and prisons, North VietnameseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Until the Last Man Comes Home : POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam WarDDC classification: 959.704/37 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Abbreviations; INTRODUCATION. The Politics of Loss; 1. GO PUBLIC: The Construction of Loss; 2. FOR US THE WAR STILL GOES ON: The Limits of Homecoming; 3. AS IT HAS IN THE PAST: A Short History of Oblivion; 4. FULLEST POSSIBLE ACCOUNTING: The Persistence of the Past; 5. The WILDERNESS YEARS: Life after Death; 6. HIGHEST NATIONAL PRIORITY: Resurrection and Retribution; 7. NOT TO CLOSE THE DOOR, BUT TO OPEN IT: The Ambiguity of Recovery; CONCLUSION. This Thing Has Consumed American Politics for Years; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Fewer Americans were captured or missing during the Vietnam War than in any previous major military conflict in U.S. history. Yet despite their small numbers, American POWs inspired an outpouring of concern that slowly eroded support for the war. Michael J. Allen reveals how wartime loss transformed U.S. politics well before, and long after, the war's official end.Throughout the war's last years and in the decades since, Allen argues, the effort to recover lost warriors was as much a means to establish responsibility for their loss as it was a search for answers about their fate. Thoug
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