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Course of Our Times, The; Lyndon Johnson And The Tragedy Of Vietnam


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Series
Course of Our Times, The
Program
Lyndon Johnson And The Tragedy Of Vietnam
Program Number

52

Series Description

Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“With the withdrawal of the French from Indochina in 1954, the United States took over the responsibility to maintain the settlement that had created four autonomous units, North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. An intended plebiscite to determine the wishes of the population in the permanent settlement was not held, and the North Vietnamese, under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh and supported by Russia and China, invaded the South and a full-scale was was underway. The American commitment grew through the incumbencies of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, and ultimately became a quagmire which desperately divided the American people.

Duration

00:32:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Lyndon Johnson And The Tragedy Of Vietnam,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18F71840577448039048515725FA43A7.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Lyndon Johnson And The Tragedy Of Vietnam.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18F71840577448039048515725FA43A7>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Lyndon Johnson And The Tragedy Of Vietnam. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18F71840577448039048515725FA43A7
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