(see also Vietnam War & Hmong American History, Life & Values)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Hiebert, Murray. "The Lao dilemma: division or dependence," Indochina Issues 27 (8/82).
Keenan, Faith. "Laos loosens up," Indochina Issues 85 (4/89).
Mau, Michael P. "The training of cadres in the Lao Dong Party of North Vietnam, 1960-1967," Asian Survey 9,4 (4/69):281-96.
Stanton, Thomas H. "Conflict in Laos: the village point of view," Asian Survey 8,11 (11/68):887-900.
Tapp, Nicholas. "The impact of missionry Christianity upon marginalized ethnic minorities: the case of Hmong," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 20 (3/89):70-95.
__________. "The Hmong: political economy of an illegal crop," in Taylor & Turton (eds.) Sociology of "Developing Societies": Southeast Asia (NY, 1988), pp. 230-40.
Yia Lee, Gary. "Ethnic minorities & nation-building in Laos: the Hmong in the Lao State," Peninsule 16-17 (1985-6):215-32.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Branfman, Fred. Voices from the Plain of Jars. Life under an Air War (NY, 1972).
Brown, MacAlister & Joseph Zasloff. Apprentice Revolutionaries: The Communist Movement in Laos, 1930-1985 (Stanford, 1986).
Burchett, Wilfred. Mekong Upstream: A Visit to Laos & Cambodia (Berlin: Seven Seas, 1959).
__________. The Second Indochina War: Cambodia & Laos (NY: International, 1970).
Castle, Timothy N. One Day Too Long: Top Secret Site 85 & the Bombing of North Vietnam (NY: Columbia, 1999).
Chan, Sucheng (ed.) Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos & America (Philadelphia, 1994).
Conway, Kenneth J. Shadow War: The CIA's Secret War in Laos (Boulder CO: Paladin, 1995).
Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors & the Collision of Two Cultures (NY, 1997).
Gunn, Geoffrey C. Rebellion in Laos. Peasant & Politics in a Colonial Backwater (Boulder: Westview, 1990).
Halpern, Joel M. Economy & Society of Laos: A Brief Survey (New Haven, 1964).
Hamilton-Merritt, Jane. Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans & the Secret War for Laos,k 1942-1992 (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1993).
Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger (NY: Verso, 2001).
Develops strong case that his actions during Vietnam War & later (&
in particular the massive bombing of Cambodia & Laos) qualify him for
prosecution as a war criminal.
Murphy, Dervla. One Foot in Laos (London, 1999).
Smith, Bradwell L. (ed.) Religion & Legitimation of Power in Burma, Thailand & Laos (Chambersburg PA, 1978).
Strong, Anna Louise. Cash & Violence in Laos & Vietnam (NY: Mainstream, 1961).
Stuart-Fox, Martin. Laos: Politics, Economy & Society (London, 1986).
Thee, Marek. Notes of a Witness. Laos & the Second Indochinese War (NY: Vintage, 1973).
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