In honor of Women’s History Month, Professors Drew Gilpin Faust and Lien-Hang Nguyen discuss the changing roles of women in wartime. Professor Faust sheds light on the shift in women’s work during the Civil War and the subsequent impact it had on the concept of the American family. Professor Nguyen’s expertise on U.S.-East Asia relations, specifically the Vietnam War, opens the conversation about women’s participation in the fight for peace in Vietnam.
Drew Gilpin Faust served as 28th president of Harvard University and is currently Harvard’s Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor. Lien-Hang T. Nguyen is the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University and general editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War.
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