A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror Author Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 9781456611064
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 529
Language en
Publisher eBookIt.com
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People Author Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 9781609804176
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Seven Stories Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

A Larger Memory

A Larger Memory Author Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 0316831697
Year 1998-09-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore Author Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 9781456611071
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 591
Language en
Publisher eBookIt.com
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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 to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Double Victory

Double Victory Author Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 0316831565
Year 2001-07-30
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Back Bay Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Walls and Mirrors

Walls and Mirrors Author David G. Gutiérrez
ISBN-10 0520916867
Year 1995-03-27
Pages 321
Language ja
Publisher Univ of California Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Covering more than one hundred years of American history, Walls and Mirrors examines the ways that continuous immigration from Mexico transformed—and continues to shape—the political, social, and cultural life of the American Southwest. Taking a fresh approach to one of the most divisive political issues of our time, David Gutiérrez explores the ways that nearly a century of steady immigration from Mexico has shaped ethnic politics in California and Texas, the two largest U.S. border states. Drawing on an extensive body of primary and secondary sources, Gutiérrez focuses on the complex ways that their pattern of immigration influenced Mexican Americans' sense of social and cultural identity—and, as a consequence, their politics. He challenges the most cherished American myths about U.S. immigration policy, pointing out that, contrary to rhetoric about "alien invasions," U.S. government and regional business interests have actively recruited Mexican and other foreign workers for over a century, thus helping to establish and perpetuate the flow of immigrants into the United States. In addition, Gutiérrez offers a new interpretation of the debate over assimilation and multiculturalism in American society. Rejecting the notion of the melting pot, he explores the ways that ethnic Mexicans have resisted assimilation and fought to create a cultural space for themselves in distinctive ethnic communities throughout the southwestern United States.

Diversity and Multiculturalism

Diversity and Multiculturalism Author Shirley R. Steinberg
ISBN-10 1433103451
Year 2009
Pages 485
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This reader demands that we understand diversity and multiculturalism by identifying the ways in which curriculum has been written and taught, and by redefining the field with an equitable lens, freeing it from the dominant cultural curriculum. The book problematizes the issue of whiteness, for instance, as not being the opposite of blackness or «person-of-colorness», but rather a meta-description for our dominant culture. Issues are also addressed that are usually left out of the discussion about diversity and multiculturalism: this reader includes essays on physical diversity, geographic diversity, and difference in sexualities. This is the quintessential collection of work by critical scholars committed to redefining the conversation on multiculturalism and diversity.

A History of Women in America

A History of Women in America Author Carol Hymowitz
ISBN-10 9780307790439
Year 2011-08-24
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Bantam
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From colonial to modern-day times this narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women's roles in America. Against the backdrop of major historical events and movements, the authors examine the issues that changed the roles and lives of women in our society. Note: This edition does not include photographs.

The Ethnic Dimension in American History

The Ethnic Dimension in American History Author James S. Olson
ISBN-10 9781444358391
Year 2011-09-07
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic development Includes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and Latinos Examines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigration Revised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11

A People s History for the Classroom

A People s History for the Classroom Author Bill Bigelow
ISBN-10 9780942961393
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 109
Language en
Publisher Rethinking Schools
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Presents a collection of lessons and activities for teaching American history for students in middle school and high school.

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America Author Ronald H. Bayor
ISBN-10 0231129408
Year 2003
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

Who We Be

Who We Be Author Jeff Chang
ISBN-10 9781466854659
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope—another four-letter word—is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed—and not changed—over the half-century? After eras framed by words like "multicultural" and "post-racial," do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story.

A History of Gender in America

A History of Gender in America Author Sylvia D. Hoffert
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018391034
Year 2003
Pages 556
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This book summarizes what historians of gender have written and introduces readers to the most recent literature on the history of gender in the United States. Gender Identities in the English Colonies. Masculinity in the North and South. Femininity in the North and South. Gender and Work. Gender and Sport. For anyone who is interested in an in-depth discussion of American Gender Identities, how gender conventions change over time, and what factors have influenced those changes.

Born for Liberty

Born for Liberty Author Sara Evans
ISBN-10 9780684834986
Year 1997-08-22
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Traces the role of American women in history, from the Iroquois matron and Puritan "goodwife" to the dual-role career woman and mother of the eighties

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love Author Gary B. Nash
ISBN-10 9780963321886
Year 2010
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher NCHS UCLA
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Presents accounts of how mainly anonymous Americans have defied the official racial ideology and points out how guardians of the past have written that side of our history out of the record.