History Vault: Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the anti-Vietnam War Movement (1958-1981)

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1960 - 1980s
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.
  • Publisher ProQuest
  • Notes
  • Languages English
  • Description ProQuest History Vault has expanded to include Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the anti-Vietnam War Movement, a module within the American Politics and Society collection. This module offers opportunities for research on the 1960s through the lens of two influential anti-war organizations, SDS and VVAW. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) emphasized participatory democracy, community building, creating a political movement of impoverished people, and as U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War escalated, the anti-war movement. Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) organized major national protests, including Operation Dewey Canyon III (1971), which catapulted VVAW to a position of leadership within the antiwar movement. After the Vietnam War VVAW turned its focus to veterans' benefits and the Agent Orange health issue. In addition to the SDS and VVAW collections, this module contains documents of 10 other anti-Vietnam War organizations.