THE WAR AT HOME:

THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT

Study Module for Online Course, Fall 1999

 

Module prepared Summer 1999 by Dr. Ernest Bolt and Amanda Garrett, University of Richmond graduate student in History. This online module is part of a course development project of the Associated Colleges of the South. The course at Centenary College is English 315: The American Experience in Vietnam. At the University of Richmond, it is History 398: The Vietnam Experience. At Rollins College, the course is Political Science 393: The Vietnam Experience.

Students at all three sites of this ACS-sponsored course should utilize all parts of this module during Week 9 of the course, 25 and 27 October.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Before the day of class discussion on The Antiwar Movement, all students must complete the reading assignments and examine all online materials for this module. Richmond students should read, in addition to selections from Herring and O'Nan (noted on the Week 9 ACS page), from library reserves. Go to Information About Readings for detailed instructions.

 

OVERVIEW ESSAY

This link takes one to a sample entry from the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. This three-volume encyclopedia, edited by Spencer C. Tucker, contains more than 900 entries, 150 primary source documents, 150 photographs, and 22 maps by over 138 contributors.

 

NOTES ON THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT (Dr. Thomas Lairson)

 

VOICES OF PROTEST

Travelers to Hanoi

A.J. Muste (1966, 1967)

Tom Hayden (1966, 1974)

Jane Fonda (July 1972, 1974)

David Dellinger (September 1972)

Other Leading Voices

Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998)

Muhammad Ali (1942-)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Related Links

Not Saluting Jane Fonda

Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda (including her 1998 apology)

Open Letter to Barbara Walters Re: Hanoi Jane Fonda

 

 

DISSENT WITHIN

James C. Thomson, Jr.

Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (1971)

Pentagon Papers and Trial (1971)

 

 

GI AND VETERAN DISSENT

Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and the Winter Soldier Investigation (1971)

Vietnam War Veteran John Kerry's Testimony (1971)

Colonel Robert Heinl and his Armed Forces Journal article

 

CORPORATE PROTEST

Unsell the War Campaign, 1971-1972

 

STOP-THE-WAR EFFORTS, 1970-73

Cooper-Church Amendment (1970)

Repeal of Tonkin Gulf Resolution (mid-1970, effective 30 December 1970)

Kent State University protests and confrontation with National Guard (May 1970)

Calls for cease-fire, unilateral withdrawal, end to funding

People Power Over War Amendment (proposed 1971) [rebirth of Ludlow Amendment]

War Powers Act (November 7, 1973)

 

ANTIWAR MUSIC

Music and the Vietnam War

This link takes one to a sample entry from the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. This three-volume encyclopedia, edited by Spencer C. Tucker, contains more than 900 entries, 150 primary source documents, 150 photographs, and 22 maps by over 138 contributors.

Joan Baez

Bob Dylan

Remembering Honor Vietnam

Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War (Includes some audio files)

 

 

DISCUSSION INSTRUCTIONS ON THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT

 

GLOSSARY

Click on the above link to go to a list of terms and abbreviations commonly used in the course readings.
Students are expected to contribute other entries as our study continues.

 

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