A Different Mirror
A History of Multicultural America
By (author) Ronald T. Takaki
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Different Mirror by Ronald T. Takaki
Book DescriptionUpon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics as a dramatic retelling of America's past. Beginning with the colonisation 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316022361
(210mm x 140mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ronald T. Takaki
Different Mirror For Young People, Paperback (November 2012)
Focusing on a variety of groups-Jews, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, Irish, Mexicans, Afghans, Vietnamese, and more-this volume tells America's story through the millions of people who came here seeking the opportunity.
Debating Diversity, Paperback (March 2002)
This work debates diverse points of view on race and ethnicity in the US. It addresses questions such as: how do the experiences of racial minorities in the US compare?; is "race" the same as "ethnicity"?; and how has culture shaped race and ethnic relations?
Iron Cages, Paperback (May 2000)
"Iron Cages" provides a comparative analysis of white attitudes toward Asians, Blacks, Mexicans and Native Americans in the 19th century, offering a cohesive study of the foundations of race and culture in America.
Larger Memory, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Ronald T. Takaki
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.
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Author Biography - Ronald T. Takaki
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.
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