Knoxville in the Vietnam Era

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Overview
The Vietnam War era (1961–1975), one of our country's most turbulent periods, was also a time of change and social evolution. Seeded in the aftermath of World War II, the nation enjoyed a remarkable economic boom. Knoxville and East Tennessee stood witness to the transformation of American society and the problems that came with the new success. From the first recognized combat casualty of the Vietnam War to the evacuation of Saigon, Knoxvillians were there, and their stories of sacrifice and service earned little mention or were forgotten in historical texts. At home, urban decay gained a grip on Knoxville's once vibrant downtown, and protests were not an uncommon sight on the evening news, but there was progress too. This volume documents the start of a new beginning for Knoxville as the city tried to hold onto its traditional Appalachian values and move into a new era.
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ISBN: 9780738553412
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Images of America: Knoxville in the Vietnam Era is author Ed Hooper's third book for Arcadia Publishing. He is a longtime journalist and Knoxville resident who has covered East Tennessee and the South throughout his career as a general assignment and military affairs reporter.
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