In We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. They explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the world back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans—black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and “grunts.”

Co sponsored by: AMRC, CU Boulder Student Veterans Association, CU Veteran Services, The Center of the American West, the Conference on World Affairs, the International Affairs Program, the CU History Department.