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This LibGuide features various resources that will help students and faculty understand the context in which these stories of Mankato took place. Books, journal articles, DVDs and other online resources can be found here.
Examines the critical events that took place in the fall of 1967, from the ambush of an American battalion by the Viet Cong that led to skepticism of whether the Vietnamese conflict was winnable, to the first violent anti-war demonstration on a campus in Wisconsin.
The Day the 60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State University. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, The Day the 60s Died takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.
On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside of Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. Despite conducting one of the most thorough investigations in its history, the FBI never solved the mystery of the break-in.
Recalls the unprecedented movement by American GI's against the Vietnam War, staged through demonstrations, underground newspapers, combat refusals and more, rocking the foundations of the American military. Includes archival material and interviews with key participants.
Chronicles the heart-wrenching journey to understand and cope with the loss shared by the estimated 20,000 American children whose fathers were killed in Vietnam. Weaving emotionally compelling interviews with home movies, stock footage, and family photos. Along her journey, Tragos uncovers a 30-year-old mystery, as she comes to know her father as a man. Untangled from the memory of a war that wounded a nation. Some discoveries are almost too difficult to bear, it is ultimately the truth that allows her, and her entire family, to understand and move forward.
On May 17, 1968, three Catholic priests, a nurse, an artist and four others walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. This poetic act of civil disobedience helped galvanize an increasingly disillusioned American public against the Vietnam War. This documentary examines this Sixties protest within our current times, when foes of Middle East peace, abortion, and technology resort to violence to access the public imagination. The film combines long-unseen archival footage with interviews with members of the Catonsville Nine, encouraging viewers to ponder the relevance of civil disobedience and the implications of personal sacrifice today.
Looks at the reasons for the attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970 by National Guardsmen. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed at Kent State. Includes interviews with people who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, three former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor.