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Snyder, Douglas J Instructor

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  • Dr. Snyder’s research bridges U.S., European, and Asian history to contribute to the ongoing movement toward internationalization by American historians. He is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled _The Indochina Syndrome: War, Memory, and Franco-American Conflict over Vietnam, 1963-1973_. It looks at how cultural stereotypes influenced American and French leaders to disagree about the relevance of studying the French war in Vietnam when the U.S. began fighting its own war there just ten years later. To do so, Dr. Snyder draws from newly declassified files found in a dozen archives in France, England, and the United States. His research contributes to the need for more extensive multi-archival research in the field of U.S. foreign relations history. More broadly, Dr. Snyder investigates how the United States dealt with the legacies of colonialism and challenges to its understanding of the global Cold War.

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  • Vietnam war, Franco-American relations, cold war, us foreign policy, diplomacy, international affairs, humanitarianism, refugees

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