June 18, 1905
Hamilton College American Studies and Comparative Literature Professor Thomas Bass has written an anecdotal look at the sad stories of Amerasian children of the Vietnam war. In his book, Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home
, Bass examines the stories of children born to American servicemen and Vietnamese women during the war in Vietnam. He focuses on the struggles of these Amerasian children, now adults, attempting to immigrate to the US.
Searching for unidentifiable fathers, dealing with bureaucracy and surviving corruption, these young adults try to build themselves a life and finally find acceptance in a society which welcomes them no more than the land of their birth had. Bass tells the sad tales of these immigrants, already Americans by birth, struggling to make it to their new homeland. More ...