“Alexa, Play ‘Eve of Destruction'”

            In the excerpt from Christian Appy’s “A Working Class War,” he argues that in comparison to previous wars, the Vietnam War was fought disproportionately by young men from working class families. Appy cites that “roughly 80 percent came from working-class and poor backgrounds” (251). Geography is a large indicator of the large amount ofContinue reading ““Alexa, Play ‘Eve of Destruction’””

Vietnam War

Christian Appy argues that Vietnam was a “working-class war” because a disproportionate number of soldiers who fought in the war were from working-class backgrounds. He believes that the war was fought primarily by working-class soldiers because they were more likely to enlist due to economic and educational factors, such as limited job opportunities and accessContinue reading “Vietnam War”

Blogpost #6

Christian Appy argues that the Vietnam War was a “working-class war” due to the fact that approximately 80% of Americans who served in the war came from working-class and poor families (McMahon, 2007). At the same time Appy asserted that many aspects of American society such as the draft, public schools and the American jobContinue reading “Blogpost #6”

Victoryless Vietnam

Appy argues that the Vietnam war was a working-class war due to the demographics. In the opening paragraph of Appy’s essay, they state, “Roughly 80 percent came from working-class or poor backgrounds”. As seen by the previous state, the working class comprised the soldiers in the war. Appy explains why the working class made upContinue reading “Victoryless Vietnam”