"From Planters to Planners: Rubber, Development, and War in Southern Vietnam, 1956 to 1975" Mitch Aso, Assistant Professor College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, University at Albany, SUNY This paper explores the social and political meanings of rubber in Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s. More than a universal scientific and economic product, rubber was defined by the ways, the locations, and the people by which it was produced. During the 1960s, rubber became the Republic of Vietnam's (RVN) leading export while the science of rubber in Southeast Asia was undergoing rapid development. In addition to its economic importance and scientific interest, however, rubber production took on a social and political significance beyond
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