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"The Unspeakable War" pamphlet by Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam

 Collection — file: 1
Identifier: C0388

Scope and Content

Content Warning: The cover of this pamphlet features a photo of a Vietnamese man holding the burned corpse of his son, which some may find upsetting to view.

This anti-war pamphlet was published by the Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam, contextualizing the Vietnam War and arguing against continued American involvement in Vietnam. Among other things, it discusses the war in the context of colonialism, visually represents civilian casualties, and confronts issues of race, specifically Black soldiers and the draft.

Dates

  • circa 1966

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/

Historical Note

The Vietnam War, which lasted from 1954 - 1975, was a conflict between the Communist North Vietnam and U.S.-allied South Vietnam. U.S. forces assisted South Vietnam - also known at the Viet Cong - in their effort to fight against North Vietnam. The Vietnam War and its protest indelibly changed the culture of the United States, Vietnam, and the world as a whole. Millions of Vietnamese civilians and soldiers died due to the conflict, and over 58,000 U.S. soldiers died or were lost serving in it. Vietnam re-unified in 1975, ending the war.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Content Warning: The cover of this pamphlet features a photo of a Vietnamese man holding the burned corpse of his son, which some may find upsetting to view.

This anti-war pamphlet was published by the Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam, contextualizing the Vietnam War and arguing against continued American involvement in Vietnam, created circa 1966.

Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton on 4/9/2019.

Related Materials

The Special Collections Research Center holds many other collections and materials on the Vietnam War and its protest.

Bibliography

Spector, R. H.. "Vietnam War." Encyclopedia Britannica, accessed May 20, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/event/Vietnam-War.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in May 2022. Finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in May 2022.

Title
Guide to "The Unspeakable War" pamphlet by Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam
Subtitle
"The Unspeakable War" pamphlet by Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Brent
Date
May 20, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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