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Ho Chi Minh: A Leader for Vietnam and a Legacy of Unification

Kiera Peterson
Senior Division
Individual Website

Annotated Bibliography
Primary
Word Press. "Celebrate the Life of Comrade Ho Chi Minh." The MarxistLeninist. 2010.
Accessed August 26, 2014.
http://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/celebrate-the-life-of-comradeho-chi-minh/.
This website will be used for its photo of Ho Chi Minh. When this photo is used,
it will be placed on the home page so that it can show people who Ho Chi Minh
is. This site will also be used for its quote from General Vo Nguyen which
describes who Ho Chi Minh is from his own point of view.
Minh, Ho Chi. "Today's Document from the National Archives." National Archives and
Records Administration. Accessed August 01, 2014.
http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/?dod-date=228.
This primary source is Ho Chi Minh's telegraph to Harry Truman. The source was
sent to Mr. Truman warning him to back out of Vietnamese affairs and to
understand that they want to have independence. This document portrays how Ho
Chi Minh felt at the time while was freighting for the independence of his own
country.
Minh, Ho Chi. "Letter from Nguyen Ai Quac [Ho Chi Minh] to Secretary of State Robert
Lansing (with Enclosure), 06/18/1919." Letter from Nguyen Ai Quac [Ho Chi
Minh] to Secretary of State Robert Lansing (with Enclosure), 06/18/1919.
Accessed July 02, 2014. http://research.archives.gov/description/5049414.
This site has a letter from Nguyen Ai Quac also known as Ho Chi Minh to
Secretary of State Robert Lansing. This article congratulates the allies on their
victory and asks them for support when they need it in the future.
"U.S. and Frances Withdraw from Vietnam." National Archives and Records
Administration. Accessed September 02, 2014.
http://media.nara.gov/research/pentagon-papers/Pentagon-Papers-Part-IV-A3.pdf.
This source is the document that declares the United State's and France's
withdraw from war. The primary source officially confirms that France and the
U.S. will withdraw from war that will help Vietnam gain independence.
"NEGOTIATIONS 1965 - 1967." National Archives and Records Administration.
Accessed September 2, 2014. http://research.archives.gov/description/5890527.

This negotiations document entails information regarding negotiations between


Vietnam, the United States and Germany. The document contains several dates
when Vietnam has met with the U.S. and France to end the conflict in Vietnam.
Central Intelligence Agency. "ORE 92-49, The Crisis in Indochina, 02/10/50." ORE 9249, The Crisis in Indochina, 02/10/50. Accessed September 02, 2014.
http://research.archives.gov/description/6924368.
The crisis in Indochina was a major problem while Ho Chi Minh was trying to
fight for independence for Vietnam. This document will help to explain other
events going on during the Vietnam war and give viewers of the website a better
idea of what was all going on at the time.
"Aid for France in Indochina." National Archives and Records Administration. Accessed
November 2, 2014. http://media.nara.gov/research/pentagon-papers/PentagonPapers-Part-IV-A-2.pdf.
This website contains information about how Vietnam helped France during the
Indochina crisis. Not only will this document will help to be informed on the
Indochina crisis but it will also help show how Ho Chi Minh felt on the topic.
Director of Central Intelligence. "The Impact of the Sino-Soviet Dispute on North
Vietnam and Its Policies." SNIE 14.3-63, 26 Jun 63, The Impact of the SinoSoviet Dispute on North Vietnam and Its Policies. Accessed October 12, 2014.
http://research.archives.gov/description/7327051.
This document provides information on the Sino-Soviet dispute on North Vietnam
and its policies. Not only does this document provide information but it also
provides a source that can be put onto a website as a picture.
"Primary Sources." Michigan State University Libraries. Accessed October 12, 2014.
http://www.lib.msu.edu/exhibits/primesource/imgephemera3.jsp.
This photo is a poster for an anti-war training day. This source will be used for a
website so that people who view the site will get a feel for what was like during
the era.
"Vietnam Declaration of Independence." Accessed October 13, 2014.
http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/4463728.
On this website there is a photo of the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence.
This photo will be used on a website to display the official document that was
signed verifying the independence.

"The Path Which Led Me To Leninism." The Path Which Led Me To Leninism.
Accessed October 13, 2014. http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/ho-chiminh/works/1960/04/x01.htm.
This site contains a primary source document written by Ho Chi Minh about
Leninism and how he admired Lenin's ways and viewpoints. Minh describes how
after reading Lenin's book he knows how he will gain independence for Vietnam.
The source will provide information regarding views on socialism and
communism.
"Ho Chi Minh- Hero or Villain." Ho Chi Minh- Hero or Villain. Accessed October 13,
2014. http://hochiminh.synthasite.com/photo-gallery.php.
This website contains several pictures of Ho Chi Minh. All of these pictures of
Minh will be used in a website about his life.
Minh, Ho Chi. Accessed October 13, 2014.
http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/hotolbj.html.
This primary source is a letter written by Ho Chi Minh for Lyndon B. Johnson.
There are several words in this document that will be used as quotes from Ho Chi
Minh for a website that is being created.
"Ho Chi Minh." Personal interview. 15 Nov. 2014.
During the interview I questioned the interviewee about Ho Chi Minhs influence
in Vietnam. I also questioned her on Minhs action in political parties and his
beliefs in communism.
American Forces Press Service. U.S. Department of Defense. United States Department
of Defense. Defense.gov News Article: Vietnam Legacy Shapes Today's Military
Leaders. American Forces Press Service, 29 Apr. 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=63744.
This press release by the American Forces Press Service describes the hardship of
the Vietnam War. It also provides information regarding how Minh achieved his
goal if reunifying Vietnam to one.
o-ch -Minh. Ho Chi Minh on Revolution: Selected Writings, 1920-1966. New York:
New American Libr., 1968.
In this book there is a surplus of information regarding Ho Chi Minh and the
revolution he led. This book contains selected writings from Ho Chi Minh while
he was in prison.

"Ho Chi Minh Trail: Clear Evidence of Vietnam-Laos Relations (Part 2)." Talk Vietnam.
July 05, 2012. Accessed December 21, 2014.
http://www.talkvietnam.com/2012/07/ho-chi-minh-trail-clear-evidence-ofvietnam-laos-relations-part-2/.
I used this site for a picture during the Vietnam War of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
This picture shows people walking with supplies on the trail and I will be using
this as a picture in my interactive map.
" Dangerous Creation for Savants." Dangerous Creation for Savants. Accessed
December 21, 2014. http://www.dangerouscreation.com/2012/02/vietnam-waranniversary-has-anything-changed/.
On this website there is a photo that is taken during the Vietnam War of a mother
and kids hiding in water from bombs and soldiers. This picture is taken during the
bombings in Cambodia.
Morgan, Elizabeth. "Vietname War." Elizabeth Morgan Cold War Site. Accessed
December 21, 2014. http://elizabethmorgancoldwar.weebly.com/vietnamewar.html.
This website included a primary source picture of the Vietnam War and what it
looked like in Vietnam during the war. I used this picture in my interactive map
when discussing Saigon.
"Ho Chi Minh." Conflict in Vietnam. June 23, 2012. Accessed December 22, 2014.
http://alphahistory.com/vietnam/ho-chi-minh/.
This website provided me with a quote to use on my website. This quote was
taken from an American citizen and it describes his views on Minh.

Secondary
BBC. "Ho Chi Minh." BBC News. BBC, 2014. Web. 15 November. 2014.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/ho_chi_minh.shtml.
This source provides information about Ho Chi Minh and how he led the
Vietnamese nationalist movement. This website provides a variety of dates that
refer to what happened during the movement.
Trueman, Chris. "Ho Chi Minh." Ho Chi Minh. 2013. Accessed November 15, 2014.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ho_chi_minh.htm.
This website provides information about Ho Chi Minh before he was in Vietnam.
It describes Minh's input to the Treaty of Versailles and how he led a communist
party. The site then begins to describe how Minh gained power in Vietnam.
Cold War Museum. "The Cold War Museum." Ho Chi Minh. Accessed November 15,
2014. http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/HoChiMinh.asp.
This website gives background information about Ho Chi Minh. It talks about
where he is from, and what his childhood was like. This information can help to
draw conclusions as to why Minh was so violent.
Columbia. "Ho Chi Minh." 2013. Accessed November 15, 2014.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/exeas/asian-revolutions/pdf/ho-chi-minhtimeline.pdf.
This source is a timeline of what Ho Chi Minh has done starting from his birth
until his death. This is an excellent source because it provides information about
what Ho Chi Minh has done and displays these events in chronological order.
PBS. "Battlefeild:Vietnam." PBS. Accessed September16, 2014.
http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/timeline/index.html.
This website contains a timeline of the Vietnam War and the events that occurred
during this time. The site contains specific dates and names about the people
involved in it. Most importantly, it provides information about Ho Chi Minh.
CWHIP, NEH, and Wilson Center. "Cold War International History Project's Cold War
Files." Cold War International History Project's Cold War Files. 2005. Accessed
September 16, 2014. http://legacy.wilsoncenter.org/coldwarfiles/index26756.html.
This website about the cold war describes Ho Chi Minh's reign as president of the
Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The article provides several details about the
club and what it stands by.

American Social History Productions. "Declaration of Independence of the Democratic


Republic of Vietnam." Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic
of Vietnam. American Social History Productions, 2012. Web. 16 November
2014. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5139/.
This site provides information about the Declaration of Independence of the
Democratic Republic of Vietnam. This site will help to gain more knowledge
about the Republic and what its rules are.
"The Wars for Viet Nam." Democratic Republic of Vietnam Peace Proposal, June 26,
1971. Accessed April 16, 2014. http://vietnam.vassar.edu/overview/doc19.html.
This site fully describes the treaty proposal at the end of the war. This treaty
consists of nine points written by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
This
site fully describes the treaty proposal at the end of the war. This treaty consists of
nine points written by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
"The Legacy of Ho Chi Minh." Smithsonian Folkways. Smithsonian Folkways, n.d. Web.
20 November 2014. http://www.folkways.si.edu/ho-chi-minh/the-legacy-of-hochi-minh/oral-history-biography-spoken-word-world-history/album/smithsonian.
The website provided describes the legacy of Ho Chi Minh. This site contains
information, such as when he died, and information about the speeches he
preformed. This will help to gather a better idea of who he was as a person.
"The American Involvement in Vietnam." The American Involvement in Vietnam.
Accessed August 06, 2014.
http://rationalrevolution.net/war/american_involvement_in_vietnam.htm.This site
provides information about Ho Chi Minh's ideas and points prior to the war. The
document helps to understand the war from the perspective of Minh. The website
provides information regarding Ho Chi Minh's bravery during combat.
"Ho Chi Minh." History.com. Accessed August 07, 2014.
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/ho-chi-minh.
This website was created about Ho Chi Minh and it help game me ideas for how
my website can be designed. The site is also providing me with various facts
about Ho Chi Minh and how he came into power.
PCF. "Dclaration Commune - Fdration Du Finistre Du Parti Socialiste." Dclaration
Commune - Fdration Du Finistre Du Parti Socialiste. Accessed August 13,
2014. http://ps29.org/Declaration-commune.

On this website there are several pictures of the French Communist Party Flag
along with the French Socialist Party. Both of these pictures will be used in a
website.
Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam, a History. New York: Viking, 1983. Print.
This book contains pertinent information regarding Ho Chi Minh and his political
feelings. It explains some of his ideas about communism along with is thoughts
about democracy.
Marc. "The Vietnam War And o Chi Minhs Legacy." The City Lane. Accessed
November 16, 2014. http://thecitylane.com/vietnam-war-ho-chi-minh-legacy/.
This is a website that helps to prove that Ho Chi Minh still has a legacy today in
Vietnam.
Marsh, Viv. "Uncle Ho's Legacy Lives on in Vietnam." BBC News. BBC News, 6 June
2012. Accessed Nov. 2, 2014. <http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia18328455>.
This website describes the customs and celebration of Ho Chi Minhs' legacy and
how it lives on today. In Vietnam he is described as a moral saint and are
involved in many forms of public awareness for his day.
"The Legacy of the Vietnam War." The Legacy of the Vietnam War. Accessed November
15, 2014. http://www.insightguides.com/destinations/asiapacific/vietnam/cultural-features/the-legacy-of-war.
This website provides information regarding the thoughts on the Vietnam War
today and Ho Chi Minh's legacy today. It includes information regarding the teen
generation of Vietnam and there knowledge of Ho Chi Minh.
"Hanging out with Uncle Ho." LivingIF Independent Advice for Independent Travelers
RSS. November 3, 2011. Accessed November 15, 2014.
http://www.livingif.com/hanging-out-with-uncle-ho/.
This website shares information about o Chi Minhs' legacy today in Vietnam
and how he is still greatly remembered. It also shows that similar to the United
States, Vietnam puts important figures in history on their money.
"Ho Chi Minh." Biography. Accessed November 16, 2014.
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ho-chi-minh-46.php.
This website provides facts about Minh and information regarding his legacy in
Vietnam today.

Whitman, Alden. "On This Day." On This Day. Accessed November 16, 2014.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0519.html
This site describes how Ho Chi Minh perfectly blended Communism and
Nationalism to lead his country.
Cao, Van. "National Anthem of Vietnam- Tien Quan Ca ( with Lyrics)." YouTube.
YouTube, 18 June 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzzfdUlixpU>.
This video will be used as an audio file for the website. It is the national anthem
for Vietnam.
Duiker, William J. Sacred War: Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam. New
York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.
This book will be used to provide information on the political aspect during the
war and whom the United States and Vietnam were worried about attacking
during battle. In addition, it includes a chapter describing why Vietnam won.
Archer, Jules. Ho Chi Minh: Legend of Hanoi. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1971.
This book provides information regarding the Vietnam War. It provides specific
details about how and when the United States got involved and how Ho Chi Minh
rose up to protect his citizens.
Lloyd, Dana Ohlmeyer. Ho Chi Minh. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
In this book there is information that will be used to describe Ho's child life and
his desire to achieve independence for his country. With this information i will be
able to gain a better understanding the reason for Ho Chi Minh's perseverance
through the war.
Maps Alive. "Create Interactive Maps, Floor Plans, and Diagrams for Your Web Site."
Interactive Maps, Floor Plans, And Diagrams. Maps Alive, n.d. Web. 21 Dec.
2014.
I used this website to help create an interactive map and I was able to embed it
into my website.
PBS. "Vietnam from 1945 to the Postwar." PBS. PBS Web. 21 Dec. 2014.
This side helped me to create my map for the website. This interactive map
provided me with specific dates and events to add to my map.

Walbert, D. The Vietnam War: A timeline. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-postwar/6040
I used this website to help gather information about the war. I was able to use this
information with conjunction with information from another website to create an
interactive map.
The City Lane. "The Vietnam War And o Chi Minhs Legacy." The Vietnam War And
o Chi Minhs Legacy. June 25, 2003. Accessed December 21, 2014.
http://thecitylane.com/vietnam-war-ho-chi-minh-legacy/
This website provided me picture from Vietnam to add into my website as well as
information about Ho Chi Minh's legacy in Vietnam.
"U.S.A. Flag Wallpapers." Full HD Desktop Wallpapers. Accessed December 22, 2014.
http://hdw.eweb4.com/search/usa+flag/.
I used this website to find for a vintage looking picture of the American Flag for
my website. This will be placed on my website when I discuss Ho Chi Minh's
adoration for the United States.
TIME. "TIME Magazine Cover: Ho Chi Minh - July 16, 1965." Time. July 16, 1965.
Accessed December 22, 2014.
http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19650716,00.html.
This website contains a picture of a TIME magazine with Ho Chi Minh on the
front of it. I used this picture in my website when discussing his nationalist views.
Sonshi. "William Duiker Interview." Sonshi. Accessed December 22, 2014.
https://www.sonshi.com/william-duiker-interview.html.
This source is an interview between two people regarding Vietnam and Ho Chi
Minh. This interview provides me with more information to help me gain a better
understanding of Minh.
Judis, John B. The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore
Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. New York: Scribner, 2004.
I used this book for information regarding Minh's relationship with the United
States. I used this information to show how before the war Vietnam and the
United States were at peace with each other.

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Scribd. "Scribd - Read Unlimited Books." Scribd. Accessed December 22, 2014.
https://www.scribd.com/.
This website was used to embed my process paper and bibliography into my
website.
Karnow, Stanley. "Ho Chi Minh." Time. April 13, 1998. Accessed December 21, 2014.
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988162,00.html.
I used a quote from the website about Ho Chi Minh and his Nationalist views. In
addition, it discusses how the Vietnamese people called him 'Uncle Ho'.

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