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After Saigon's Fall
Refugees and US-Vietnamese Relations, 1975–2000

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  • Date Published: April 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108488389

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  • Few historians of the Vietnam War have covered the post-1975 era or engaged comprehensively with refugee politics, humanitarianism, and human rights as defining issues of the period. After Saigon's Fall is the first major work to uncover this history. Amanda C. Demmer offers a new account of the post-War normalization of US–Vietnam relations by centering three major transformations of the late twentieth century: the reassertion of the US Congress in American foreign policy; the Indochinese diaspora and changing domestic and international refugee norms; and the intertwining of humanitarianism and the human rights movement. By tracing these domestic, regional, and global phenomena, After Saigon's Fall captures the contingencies and contradictions inherent in US-Vietnamese normalization. Using previously untapped archives to recover a riveting narrative with both policymakers and nonstate advocates at its center, Demmer's book also reveals much about US politics and society in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

    • The first history of US policy toward Vietnam after the end of the Vietnam War to center refugee politics, humanitarianism, and human rights
    • Combines insights from foreign relations, migration studies, human rights, and humanitarianism
    • Uses previously untapped nongovernmental and congressional archives
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘1975 was not just the end of the Vietnam War, this path breaking book argues, but also the start of a new chapter in US-Vietnamese relations, entered on the messy politics of normalization. After Saigon’s Fall will be essential reading for scholars of human rights, humanitarianism, and 20th century international history.’ Julia F. Irwin, author of Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening

    ‘Demmer’s book beautifully evokes the bodies that loomed over efforts at US-Vietnamese normalization - the POW/MIAs for whom Americans demanded a ‘full accounting’ and the Vietnamese who migrated en masse to the United States in the decades following the war. As she illuminates the war’s final chapter, Demmer exposes the myriad ways in which family reunification was at the center of reconciliation efforts after Saigon’s fall.’ Sarah Snyder, author of From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy

    ‘Built on impressive research and showcasing incisive analysis, After Saigon’s Fall shows how migration vitally shaped the post-war relationship between Vietnam and the United States. Astute and engaging, Amanda Demmer’s book is a must read for scholars of immigration, the Cold War, and human rights and humanitarianism.’ Carl J. Bon Tempo, author of Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees during the Cold War

    ‘In After Saigon’s Fall, Amanda Demmer examines the interconnectedness of war and peace. By foregrounding refugees, the politics of humanitarianism, and the memory of war, she offers profound insights of how the aftermath of war is in many ways its continuation.’ Judy Wu, author of Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism and Feminism during the Vietnam Era

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    • Date Published: April 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108488389
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I:
    1. The fall of Saigon
    2. Human rights, refugees, and normalization
    Part II:
    3. Expanding the US agenda
    4. US-SRV cooperation
    Part III:
    5. Refugees and the road map
    6. Humanitarian issues, human rights, and ongoing normalization
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Amanda C. Demmer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Amanda C. Demmer is an Assistant Professor in the history department at Virginia Tech University.

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