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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department

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Christian G. Appy



Office: 718 Herter Hall
Telephone: (413) 545-6768
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Degree: Ph.D., Harvard University (1987)
Field(s) of interest: Modern US History, Vietnam War

Courses Offered:
Imperial America:  The United States and the World, 1898 to the Present
The American War in Vietnam
The United States from Pearl Harbor to Watergate, 1941-1975
Contemporary United States History, 1975-Present
Graduate Seminar:  The United States and the World, 1846-Present

Research Interests and Professional Activities

Professor Appy is the author of three books about the American War in Vietnam: American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (Viking, 2015); Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (Viking, 2003), and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 1993).  Patriots won the Massachusetts Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.  Appy also edits a book series for the University of Massachusetts Press called “Culture, Politics, and the Cold War.” The series now has more than thirty titles, including Appy’s own edited collection, Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966 (2001).