Different Mirror for Young People A History of Multicultural America

ISBN-10: 1609804163
ISBN-13: 9781609804169
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.90" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166

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 A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People.Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

Introduction My Story, Our Story
Why a Different Mirror?
Removing the "Savages"
The Hidden Origins of Slavery
The Road to the Reservation
Life in Slavery
The Flight from Ireland
The War Against Mexico
From China to Gold Mountain
Dealing with the Indians
The Japanese and "Money Trees"
Jews Are Pushed from Russia
Up from Mexico
Blacks Arrive in Northern Cities
World War II and America's Ethnic Problem
Calls for Change
New Waves of Newcomers
"We Will All Be Minorities"
Notes
Glossary
Index

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