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Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Kathryn C. Statler


Using recently released archival materials from the United States and Europe, this book explains how and why the United States came to assume control as the dominant Western power in Vietnam during the 1950s. Acting on their conviction that American methods had a better chance of building a stable, noncommunist South Vietnamese nation, Eisenhower administration officials systematically ejected French military, economic, political, bureaucratic, and cultural institutions from Vietnam. This book examines diplomatic maneuvers in Paris, Washington, London, and Saigon to detail how Western alliance ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, United States, communism, South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, Saigon, Washington, D.C., Kennedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124407
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn C. Statler, author