Different Mirror A History of Multicultural America

ISBN-10: 0316022365

ISBN-13: 9780316022361

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald Takaki

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Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization 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. This new edition of A Different Mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 12/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A Different Mirror: The Making of Multicultural America
Before Columbus: Vinland
The "Tempest" in the Wilderness: A Tale of Two Frontiers
Shakespeare's Dream About America
English Over Irish
English Over Indian
Virginia: To "Root Out" Indians as a People
New England: The "Utter Extirpation" of Indians
Stolen Lands: A World Turned "Upside Down"
The Hidden Origins of Slavery
A View from the Cabins: Black and White Together
"English and Negroes in Armes": Bacon's Rebellion
"White Over Black"
The Rise of the Cotton Kingdom
Toward "the Stony Mountains": From Removal to Reservation
Andrew Jackson: "To...Tread on the Graves of Extinct Nations"
The Embittered Human Heart: The Choctaws
"The Trail of Tears": The Cherokees
"American Progress": "Civilization" Over "Savagery"
"No More Peck o' Corn": Slavery and Its Discontents
"North of Slavery"
Was "Sambo" Real?
Frederick Douglass: Son of His Master
Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism
"Tell Linkum Dat We Wants Land"
Fleeing "the Tyrant's Heel": "Exiles" from Ireland
Behind the Emigration: "John Bull Must Have the Beef"
An "Immortal Irish Brigade" of Workers
Irish "Maids" and "Factory Girls"
"Green Power": The Irish "Ethnic" Strategy
"Foreigners in Their Native Land": The War Against Mexico
"We Must Be Conquerors or We Are Robbers"
Anglo Over Mexican
Searching for Gold Mountain: Strangers from a Different Shore
Pioneers from Asia
Twice a Minority: Chinese Women in America
A Colony of "Bachelors"
A Sudden Change in Fortune: The San Francisco Earthquake
"Caught in Between": Chinese Born in America
The End of the Frontier: The Emergence of an American Empire
The "Indian Question": From Reservation to Reorganization
The Massacre at Wounded Knee
Where the Buffalo No Longer Roam
Allotment and Assimilation
The Indian "New Deal": What Kind of a "Deal" Was It?
Pacific Crossings: From Japan to the Land of "Money Trees"
Picture Brides in America
Tears in the Canefields
Transforming California: From Deserts to Farms
The Nisei: Americans by Birth
The Exodus from Russia: Pushed by Pogroms
A Shtetl in America
In the Sweatshops: An Army of Garment Workers
Daughters of the Colony
Up from "Greenhorns": Crossing Delancey Street
El Norte: Up from Mexico
Sprinkling the Fields with the Sweat of Their Brows
Tortillas and Rotis: Mixed Marriages
On the Other Side of the Tracks
The Barrio: A Mexican-American World
To "the Land of Hope": Blacks in the Urban North
"The Wind Said North"
The Crucible of the City
Black Pride in Harlem
"But a Few Pegs to Fall": The Great Depression
The Problem of the Color Lines
World War II: American Dilemmas
Japanese Americans: "A Tremendous Hole" in the Constitution
African Americans: "Bomb the Color Line"
Chinese Americans: To "Silence the Distorted Japanese Propaganda"
Mexican Americans: Up from the Barrio
Native Americans: "Why Fight the White Man's War?"
Jewish Americans: A "Deafening Silence"
A Holocaust Called Hiroshima
Out of the War: Clamors for Change
Rising Winds for Social Justice
Raisins in the Sun: Dreams Deferred
Asian Americans: A "Model Minority" for Blacks?
Again, the "Tempest-Tost"
From a "Teeming Shore": Russia, Ireland, and China
Dragon's Teeth of Fire: Vietnam
Wars of Terror: Afghanistan
Beckoned North: Mexico
"We Will All Be Minorities"
Author's Note: Epistemology and Epiphany
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