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Revisit the French-Indochina War in Vietnam with our Resident Historian

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses the French war in Indochina from 1945 to 1954 when the French government sought to reimpose colonial rule in Vietnam. However, they met fierce resistance from homegrown anticolonial forces calling themselves the Viet … Continue reading

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Revisit the History of the Vietnam Wars with Lecture Series from Mentor Library

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster began his year-long examination of the Vietnam Wars with a lecture last week on the long history of European colonialism in Vietnam. The talk can be viewed here. Foster describes the story of French involvement … Continue reading

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Discover the history of Ireland’s Bloody Sunday

Dr. John Foster, our resident historian and one of our adult reference librarians, shares a free lecture about one of the most infamous days in Irish history, Bloody Sunday. He describes the events, what led up to them, and their terrible consequences. … Continue reading

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Mentor Library’s Cold War series concludes with focus on 1989

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster concludes his year-long series on the history of the Cold War with a focus on the climactic year of 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell. Across a divided continent, people strove for freedom and tried … Continue reading

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Mentor Library’s Cold War series explores the turning point of 1968

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the history of the Cold War during a fascinating online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. Foster will focus on the pivotal year of 1968, which was a turning point … Continue reading

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