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Vietnam War Resources in eLibrary

Vietnam War Research Topic via Proquest eLibrary

Vietnam War Research Topic via Proquest eLibrary

March 8, 2015, marked 50 years since the first American ground forces arrived in Vietnam. American military advisers had been in the country since 1950 and the First Indochina War, which saw the French attempting to retain colonial control in the face of a Chinese-backed insurgency that had raged since shortly after World War II. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, a 1964 skirmish between U.S. and North Vietnamese warships, was used as justification for greater American involvement, and over the next ten years, more than 58,000 Americans and more than a million others were killed in the conflict.

Along the way, the Tet Offensive, the Battle of Hamburger Hill and the My Lai Massacre would shock the public, make the Vietnam War synonymous with quagmire and prompt massive protests across the U.S. and elsewhere.

While the April, 1975 fall of Saigon ended American involvement in the conflict, the difficulties were not over for many. Veterans of the war faced tough times dealing with their experiences and their return home, and the families of those who were were presumed killed and unrecovered or declared missing in action were denied closure.

Today, the Vietnam War is seen as one of the darkest times in American history, and debates still rage about all aspects of the conflict and the lessons that were, or were not, learned.

If you followed the links above, you saw that eLibrary has a wide range of resources on the Vietnam War and related topics–our Research Topics pages, articles, entire books, videos and more. Of course, all of these can be found by searching eLibrary, but here are some resources to get the research started on this topic:

Research Topics, including those above (Research Topics are retrieved during searches in eLibrary and can also be found here.):
First Indochina War
Battle of Dien Bien Phu (ended french involvement in Indochina)
Vietnam
Vietnam War
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Viet Cong
Battle of Hamburger Hill
Battle of Khe Sanh
Tet Offensive
My Lai Massacre
Fall of Saigon
Vietnam War Protests
Vietnam Prisoners of War/Missing in Action
Vietnamese Immigration (U.S.)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Books:
The Vietnam War: A History in Documents
Catastrophe in Vietnam (chapter from The Cold War: A History in Documents)
Vietnam War chapters from the Defense Information School’s U.S. History

Magazine:
Vietnam

Subject browse sections (Click on underlined words to widen or narrow the scope and click on “View Results” to see eLibrary resources. Items with stars next to them will display Research Topic pages.):
Vietnam War
Military History