|The US and Vietnam 1945-1975|
|Session||12 weeks 31-Jan|
This course is a survey of the US involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. It will emphasize the major decisions made by American presidents and their advisers that resulted in a deepening of the US commitment and a widening of the war. The effects of the war on the US, Vietnam, and the world will also be examined. For the first class please read the Introduction and pages 3-28 in Chapter One of George Herring's America's Longest War: The US and Vietnam, 1950-1975, latest edition (McGraw Hill).
Coordinator: Richard Stewart
Dick Stewart taught history at Choate Rosemary Hall for 43 years, retiring to Cape Cod in 2015. He has lifelong ties to the Cape and is in his third year of teaching in the A.L.L.