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The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Joseph A. Fry


Place matters in how Americans have responded to and sought to influence US foreign policy. The dynamic of domestic regional influence on US foreign relations was especially apparent in the American South’s role in the Vietnam War. From the general public to soldiers, college students, and crucially placed political leaders, Dixie supported the war more strongly and longer than any other section of the country. As had been the southern practice since the 1780s, the South’s bellicose foreign policy stance was grounded in distinctly regional political and economic interests, racial views, ideolo ... More

Keywords: American South, Dixie, domestic regionalism, bellicosity, antiwar protest, agony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813161044
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph A. Fry, author
University of Nevada, Las Vegas