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My Lai

A Brief History with Documents

  • James S. Olson
  • Randy Roberts

Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 1-25
  3. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 26-33
  4. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 34-43
  5. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 44-55
  6. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 56-74
  7. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 75-112
  8. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 113-145
  9. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 146-177
  10. James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
    Pages 178-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 200-222

About this book

Introduction

This volume introduces students to the most controversial incident of the Vietnam War - the My Lai massacre when almost 400 Vietnamese civilians were killed in four hours. The authors discuss the ramifications of the cover-up and the ensuing investigations for the American public, policymakers, the anti-War movement and the soldiers involved. They examine the causes of the massacre and the issues of culpability and human rights. The narrative is built around 70 primary documents drawn mainly from testimony and reports from the government enquiry into the outrage.

Authors and affiliations

  • James S. Olson
    • 1
  • Randy Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Sam Houston State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-08625-9
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-61754-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-08625-9
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