Harvesting Pa Chay's wheat: the Hmong and America's secret war in Laos

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Eastern Washington University Press, 2000 - History - 597 pages
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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 neighboring Thailand and the United States in the early 1980s.

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The Hmong people, also known as Miao or Meo, are active participants in and tragic victims of modern nation formation and the Cold War. Quincy (Hmong: History of a People), an established scholar of ... Read full review


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Sowing Pa Chays Wheat
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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