This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Indochina Wars (1946-1975), focusing mainly on the Vietnam conflict, and their role in driving large-scale Southeast Asian (especially Vietnamese) immigration to the United States. The talk will also examine patterns of immigrant settlement within the United States, major changes in American immigration law and their consequences, and the challenges the Vietnamese and other groups face to maintain their cultural heritage whilst fitting into the American national mosaic.
Francis Michael Coan, Professor of History at Tunxis Community College, has taught history and geography for nearly thirty years.
Part of a series based on the NEA's Big Read: The Best We Could Do and in partnership with Eastern CT State University. Learn more here.
This program may be recorded and shared with the library's social media channels and community partners. Be aware if you turn on your video and/or speak during the program, you may be recorded.
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