A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
by Ronald Takaki
|Paperback: ||529 pages|
|Publisher:||Back Bay Books (Dec 08, 2008)|
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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