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