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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

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Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

Now, Ronald Takaki has revised his landmark work and made it even more relevant and important. Among the new additions to the book are:

--The role of black soldiers in preserving the Union

--The history of Chinese Americans from 1900-1941

--An investigation into the hot-button issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico

--A look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.

This new edition of A Different Mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 430-493) and index.

About the Author

Ronald Takaki designed and led the Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkley until his retirement in 2004. He is the author of six books, including Strangers from a Different Shore. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316831123
Subtitle:
A History of Multicultural America
Author:
Takaki, Ronald
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Multiculturalism; American history; Social history; Ethnic relations; Race relations; Racism; American politics and government; Economics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 87-25
Publication Date:
20081208
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.1 lb

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