The Harvey Goldberg Series

Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War is the first book in the Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History –      published by the University of Wisconsin Press

for information on other books in the Series, as well as links to suggest future volumes.

The Harvey Goldberg Series gives college and secondary history instructors a deeper understanding of the past as well as the tools to help them teach it creatively and effectively. Each volume focuses on a specific historical topic and offers a wealth of content and resources, providing concrete examples of how teachers can approach the subject in the classroom.

Named for Harvey Goldberg, a professor renowned for his history teaching at Oberlin College, Ohio State University, and the University of Wisconsin from the 1960s to the 1980s, the series reflects Goldberg’s commitment to helping students think critically about the past with the goal of creating a better future. 

Series Editors

          John Day Tully is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University and was the founding director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching at Ohio State University.

          Matthew Masur is an associate professor of history at Saint Anselm College, where he is codirector of the Father Guerin Center for Teaching Excellence.He is a member of the Teaching Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and writes on American-Vietnamese relations.

          Brad Austin is a professor of history at Salem State University. He has served as chair of the American Historical Association’s Teaching Prize Committee and has worked with hundreds of secondary school teachers as the academic coordinator of many Teaching American History grants.

Advisory Board

Kevin Boyle William Smith Mason Professor of American History, Northwestern University

Ross Dunn Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University

Leon Fink UIC Distinguished Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Kimberly Ibach Principal, Meeker High School, Meeker, CO

Alfred W. McCoy J.R.W. Smail Professor History, Director, Harvey Goldberg Center for the Study of Contemporary History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David J. Staley Director, Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, Ohio State University

Maggie Tran McLean High School, McLean, Virginia

Sam Wineburg Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of History, Director, Stanford History Education Group, Stanford University