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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

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ISBN13: 9780316831116
ISBN10: 0316831115
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A dramatic retelling of our nation's past by today's preeminent multiculturalism scholar, Ronald Takaki, this book examines America's history in a different mirror-from the perspective of the minority peoples themselves. Beginning with the colonization of the New World and ending with the Los Angeles riots of 1992, this book recounts the history of America in the voices 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. In this significant work of scholarship, Professor Takaki grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.

Synopsis:

A Different Mirror is a dramatic new retelling of our nation's history, a powerful larger narrative of the many different peoples who together compose the United States of America.

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

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Julia PDX, April 2, 2012 (view all comments by Julia PDX)
Takaki's book was well researched and vividly written. It traces the history of the United States from below, like Zinn's "People's History," and through the eyes of immigrants and marginalized communities. An important work for understanding how we got to where we are today.
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k_stettner, October 16, 2006 (view all comments by k_stettner)
An insightful and interesting look at the inter-woven tapestry of minority histories, "Different Mirror" skips around a bit with timelines and I was left a little dizzy with all the loose 'threads' left over. Takaki begins by asking some concrete questions, and doesn't really answer them, simply recounts history. High school students ought to read this, to get a sense of how minorities factored into the fabric of our history, but they will most likely be confused and bored. Good for history buffs (my husband is exploring many of the footnotes for his own follow-up) and college students, but I am sure there are other, more succinct and more deftly-written tomes out there that cover similar topics. Not as 'refreshing' as the publisher would have you think.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316831116
Subtitle:
A History of Multicultural America
Author:
Takaki, Ronald T.
Author:
Takaki, Ronald T.
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Minority group studies
Subject:
Minority groups.
Subject:
Cultural Diversity.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
TPS-94-2
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8.54x5.29x1.45 in. 1.06 lbs.

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