A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People

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.

Author: Ronald Takaki

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609804169

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror

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.

Author: Ronald Takaki

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456611064

Category: History

Page: 529

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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.
Categories: History

Multiculturalism in the United States

Multiculturalism in the United States

Ronald Takaki , A Different Mirror : A History of Multicultural America ( New York : Little , Brown , 1993 ) ; Gary Nash , Red , White , and Black : The Peoples of Early America ( Englewood Cliffs , NJ : Prentice Hall , 1974 ) ...

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761986480

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

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This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.
Categories: Social Science

Toward One America A National Conversation on Race

Toward One America  A National Conversation on Race

Hochschild, Jennifer L. Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ... Takaki, Ronald T. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428967441

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Public Education in a Multicultural Society

Public Education in a Multicultural Society

Schlesinger looks at American history through the eyes of an optimist , self - confessedly so.31 This same faith animates another recent contribution to the multicultural lists , Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror : A History of ...

Author: Robert K. Fullinwider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521499585

Category: Education

Page: 302

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This collection of essays deals with philosophical and educational questions about multi-culturalism in primary and secondary schools.
Categories: Education

Multicultural America

Multicultural America

First published in 1993, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America represents one of the earliest attempts at a comprehensive history of the United States that spotlights the sociohistorical experiences of Native Americans, ...

Author: Carlos E. Cortés

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276267

Category: Social Science

Page: 2475

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This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today’s students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title’s editors.
Categories: Social Science

Theories of American Culture Theories of American Studies

Theories of American Culture  Theories of American Studies

... from Strangers from a Different Shore ( 1979 ) to A Different Mirror : A History of Multicultural America ( 1993 ) . A journalist reviewing the first book accurately described the stakes : “ What is needed now is an entirely ...

Author: Winfried Fluck

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823341731

Category: United States

Page: 368

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Categories: United States

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

It identifies the major historical periods in which Americans experienced homelessness and explains how the character of homelessness and the homeless population has changed ... A different mirror : A history of multicultural America .

Author: John M. Herrick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925848

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.
Categories: Political Science

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore

" This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Author: Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456611071

Category: History

Page: 591

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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.
Categories: History

Between Church and State

Between Church and State

Joel Spring, The American School, 1642–1996 (New York, 1997), 46. 3. All quotations are from Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Boston, 1993), 101–105. 4. Cited in Lawrence A. Cremin, American ...

Author: James W. Fraser

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421420592

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Du Bois’s debates about African American schooling, and the rapid growth of Jewish day schools among a community previously known for its deep commitment to secular public education.
Categories: Education