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Abstract

This work is an exploration of shifting American attitudes toward key cultural myths during and after the Vietnam War from 1965-1975. Using sources such as memoir, film, and relevant historiography of the time this thesis emphasizes an exploration of the shifting attitudes of Americans during the Cold War. An epoch defined by a “utopian” vision of American history that was codified in a Post War period. This included a tradition of enlightenment values, liberal consensus, a technocratic order, and a deep abiding myth in progress. While this period has been extensively studied, I suggest there has not been enough attention given to the existential dialogue, using American conceived interpretations of nature, to explore this transformative period in American history

Year of Submission

2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of History

First Advisor

Dr. Brian Roberts, Chair

Date Original

2019

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 100 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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