A Different Mirror for Young People

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-16

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A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki wasandrecognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition ofandAandDifferent Mirrorandwas published in 1993,andPublishers Weeklyandcalled it "a brilliant revisionist history of Americaandthat is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year.andNow Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-sellingandA People's History of the United Statesandforandyounger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork intoandA Different Mirror forandYoung People.Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible,andAandDifferent Mirror for Young Peopleandbrings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers,andwho recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn'sandA People's History, Takaki'sandAandDifferent Mirrorandoffers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

Table of Contents

Introduction My Story, Our Storyp. 1
Why a Different Mirror?p. 5
Removing the "Savages"p. 25
The Hidden Origins of Slaveryp. 47
The Road to the Reservationp. 67
Life in Slaveryp. 85
The Flight from Irelandp. 105
The War Against Mexicop. 125
From China to Gold Mountainp. 145
Dealing with the Indiansp. 167
The Japanese and "Money Trees"p. 187
Jews Are Pushed from Russiap. 215
Up from Mexicop. 237
Blacks Arrive in Northern Citiesp. 255
World War II and America's Ethnic Problemp. 273
Calls for Changep. 297
New Waves of Newcomersp. 317
"We Will All Be Minorities"p. 337
Notesp. 341
Glossaryp. 361
Indexp. 365
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