A Different Mirror

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Produk Detail:

  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Pages : 529 pages
  • ISBN : 1456611062
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOKA Different Mirror

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 05 June 2012
GET THIS BOOKA Different Mirror

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but

A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release : 30 October 2012
GET THIS BOOKA Different Mirror for Young People

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore
  • Author : Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 01 November 2012
GET THIS BOOKStrangers from a Different Shore

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust

A Young People's History of the United States

A Young People's History of the United States
  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release : 04 January 2011
GET THIS BOOKA Young People's History of the United States

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at

Double Victory

Double Victory
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release : 30 July 2001
GET THIS BOOKDouble Victory

From a Navajo code talker to a Tuskegee pilot, Takaki examines the many contributions and sacrifices of America's minorities--blacks, Chinese, Native Americans and others--during World War II. Photos.

Lillian's Right to Vote

Lillian's Right to Vote
  • Author : Jonah Winter
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Release : 14 July 2015
GET THIS BOOKLillian's Right to Vote

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a “long haul up a steep hill” to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family’s history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release : 01 September 1996
GET THIS BOOKHiroshima

The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed that an atomic attack on Japanese cities was unnecessary. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end. Was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly? Or did it herald the start

A Larger Memory

A Larger Memory
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 23 September 1998
GET THIS BOOKA Larger Memory

A sweeping yet intimate history of the diverse individuals who, together, make up America. Ronald Takaki uses letters, diaries & oral histories to share their stories. Workers, immigrants, shopkeepers, women, children & others, their lives often separated by ethnic borders, speak side by side as Takaki frames their voices with his own text.

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 03 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKA Distant Mirror

A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman

1493 for Young People

1493 for Young People
  • Author : Charles Mann
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release : 26 January 2016
GET THIS BOOK1493 for Young People

1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development

Still the Big News

Still the Big News
  • Author : Bob Blauner
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 25 July 2021
GET THIS BOOKStill the Big News

For more than thirty years, Bob Blauner's incisive writing on race relations has drawn a wide and varied audience. Whether his topic is the Watts riots in 1965, Chicano culture, or the tension between Blacks and Jews, his work is remarkable for its originality and candor. Beginning with the key essays of his landmark book, Racial Oppression in America, this volume makes the case that race and racism still permeate every aspect of American experience. Blauner launched his concept of internal

Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror
  • Author : Jia Tolentino
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 14 July 2020
GET THIS BOOKTrick Mirror

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "From The New Yorker's beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television."--Esquire "A whip-smart, challenging book."--Zadie Smith * "Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time."--Vulture FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HARVARD CRIMSON AND

Freedom Summer For Young People

Freedom Summer For Young People
  • Author : Bruce Watson
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release : 03 November 2020
GET THIS BOOKFreedom Summer For Young People

This latest edition in Triangle Square's For Young People series is a gripping account of the summer that changed America. In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called “Freedom Summer.” But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went

From Different Shores

From Different Shores
  • Author : Ronald T. Takaki,Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 25 July 1994
GET THIS BOOKFrom Different Shores

Now featuring a new section on public policy, and a wide range of new essays by many of the liveliest and most exciting figures in ethnic studies, this updated edition of a remarkably successful text introduces students to the diverse points of view on race and ethnicity in the U.S. Arranged in debate format, the essays address vital questions: How have the experiences of racial minorities in the United States been similar to and different from each other? Is "

The Mirror Thief

The Mirror Thief
  • Author : Martin Seay
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release : 10 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKThe Mirror Thief

A globetrotting, time-bending, wildly entertaining masterpiece hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "Audaciously well written...the book I was raving about to my friends before I'd even finished it." Publishers Weekly raved that "with near-universal appeal . . . Seay’s debut novel is a true delight, a big, beautiful cabinet of wonders that is by turns an ominous modern thriller, a supernatural mystery, and an enchanting historical adventure story." Set in three cities in three eras, The Mirror Thief