A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America Author Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 0316022365
ISBN-13 9780316022361
Year 2008-12-08
Pages 529
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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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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