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Jan Voogt's dissertation, The War in Vietnam: The View from a Southern Community, focuses on the effects of the Vietnam War on the southern United States, particularly the community of Brownsville, in Haywood County, Tennessee. Mr. Voogt's defended his dissertation at Leiden Univerisity in the Netherlands on May 24, 2005.
Biographical / Historical
Jan Voogt was born in Rosenberg, the Netherlands on 17 July 1944. He studied English Language and Literature at various different universities, including Barnet Evening College in England, the State University of New York at Potsdam and Leiden University in the Netherlands. From 1969 through 1970, Voogt worked as an English instructor at various universities in the Netherlands. On 16 February 1981, he earned his Master's Degree in General Literary Studies. In 1986/1987, he became a Fulbright instructor of English at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee and in 1995/1996, with a Fulbright scholarship, he lectured on English Literature at the Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama. He then proceeded to write his dissertation entitled The War in Vietnam: The View from a Southern Community, which focuses on the effects of the Vietnam War on the southern United States. He defended this dissertation on 24 May 2005 at Leiden University in the Netherlands to receive his PhD.