Dr. Erin McCoy

Dr. Erin McCoy, Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at USCB, has released a new book titled A War Tour of Viet Nam. Based on extensive research and interviews, her book examines the cultural history of the Vietnam War and its lasting impact on the regions where it was fought. She examines popular songs as vehicles for expressing ideas about race, patriotism, protest and other defining concepts of the Vietnam War era. Part history, part travelogue, her new work reveals that —50 years after it ended— the war’s legacy is very much alive in the places where it was fought and in the memories of those who survived it. The 206-page book includes photographs taken by McCoy during her research trips and touches on North and South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States. It is available on mcfarlandbooks.comAmazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com

For more information contact:  Erin McCoy at EMCCOY@uscb.edu or 843-208-8365