Harvesting Pa Chay's Wheat by Keith Quincy
The Hmong and America's Secret War in Laos

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America's secret war in Laos from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories, but it actually happened. Keith Quincy uncovers the secret war America denied for over 30 years. From the Hmong's war of independence with France to America's use of Laos as a military staging point during the Vietnam War, the Hmong were exploited because of their geographic location and passive culture. "Harvesting Pa Chay's Wheat" traces the history that led to the mass exodus of the Hmong people and their immigration into neighbouring Thailand and the United States in the early 1980s. Keith Quincy is professor of government at Eastern Washington University. He is the author of "Hmong: History of a People" and other books.
 

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Keith Quincy received his B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in political science at UCLA and his doctorate in philosophy at Claremont University. Dr. Quincy is a former fellow of the Institute in Higher Education, Claremont University, and has taught politics and philosophy at UCLA, University of California (Riverside), California Polytechnic University (Pomona), and Eastern Washington University. \n\n
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Eastern Washington University Press. 512 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The 13-year covert, American-run war against North Vietnam and the Communist Pathet Lao in Laos ended in 1973. Quincy's dense but rewarding study--which takes its title from a messianic Hmong farmer w

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Quincy's dense but rewarding study--which takes its title from a messianic Hmong farmer who led an armed rebellion against the French in the early 1920s--gives a detailed history of political upheavals and wars in the region, beginning in the 14th century, but the focus is on the upland Hmong tri...

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