The Other Fifties with Professor Bob Buzzanco

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

In this lecture he discusses “The Other 1950s”; Beatniks (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs). Rebels in film–James Dean and Brando. The sexual revolution of Kinsey and Hefner. Plus Mad Magazine.

And then he talks about The Vietnam War. Nationalism, French Colonization, World War II; Ho Chi Minh, Independence?, French return. Inventing South Vietnam, supporting Diem, Dienbienphu; DRVN vs. RVN; America goes in to Vietnam; Second Indochina War; Buddhist Crisis .

 

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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