Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America / Edition 1

Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America / Edition 1

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by Ronald Takaki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316831115

ISBN-13: 9780316831116

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

A dramatic retelling of our nation's past by today's preeminent multiculturalism scholar, Ronald Takaki, this book examines America's history in "a different mirror"-from the perspective of the minority peoples themselves. Beginning with the colonization of the "New World" and ending with the Los Angeles riots of 1992, this book recounts the history of America in the…  See more details below

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A dramatic retelling of our nation's past by today's preeminent multiculturalism scholar, Ronald Takaki, this book examines America's history in "a different mirror"-from the perspective of the minority peoples themselves. Beginning with the colonization of the "New World" and ending with the Los Angeles riots of 1992, this book recounts the history of America in the voices 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. In this significant work of scholarship, Professor Takaki grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316831116
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Notev
1A Different Mirror1
Part 1Boundlessness
Before Columbus: Vinland21
2The "Tempest" in the Wilderness: The Racialization of Savagery24
Shakespeare's Dream about America25
A World Turned Upside Down44
3The "Giddy Multitude": The Hidden Origins of Slavery51
A View from the Cabins: White and Black Laborers in Early Virginia52
"English and Negroes in Armes"61
The Wolf by the Ears68
Part 2Borders
Prospero Unbound: The Market Revolution79
4Toward the Stony Mountains: From Removal to Reservation84
Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age84
The Land-Allotment Strategy: The Choctaw Experience88
The Treaty Strategy: The Cherokees' Trail of Tears93
Where the Buffalo No Longer Roam98
5No More Peck o' Corn: Slavery and Its Discontents106
Racial Borders in the Free States107
Was Sambo Real?110
Slave Son, White Father122
Black Nationalism: Nostalgia in the Niger126
"Tell Linkum Dat We Wants Land"131
6Emigrants from Erin: Ethnicity and Class within White America139
The Irish Exodus139
An "Immortal Irish Brigade" of Workers146
The Irish Maid in America154
The Irish "Ethnic" Strategy160
7Foreigners in Their Native Land: Manifest Destiny in the Southwest166
"In the Hands of an Enterprising People"166
"Occupied" Mexico177
The Making of a Mexican Proletariat184
8Searching for Gold Mountain: Strangers from a Pacific Shore191
Pioneers from Asia192
Chinese Calibans: The Borders of Exclusion204
Twice a Minority: Chinese Women in America209
A Colony of "Bachelors"215
Part 3Distances
The End of the Frontier225
9The "Indian Question": From Reservation to Reorganization228
Wounded Knee: The Significance of the Frontier in Indian History228
The Father of the Reservation System231
Allotment and Assimilation234
The Indian New Deal: The Remaking of Native America238
10Pacific Crossings: Seeking the Land of Money Trees246
Picture Brides in America247
Tears in the Canefields251
Transforming the Land: From Deserts to Farms266
11Between "Two Endless Days": The Continuous Journey to the Promised Land277
Exodus from the Pale277
A Shtetl in America283
In the Sweatshops: An Army of Garment Workers288
Daughters of the Colony293
Up from Greenhorns: Crossing Delancey Street298
12El Norte: The Borderland of Chicano America311
The Crossing312
A Reserve Army of Chicano Labor317
The Internal Borders of Exclusion326
The Barrio: Community in the Colony334
13To the Promised Land: Blacks in the Urban North340
The Black Exodus341
The Urban Crucible347
Yearning for Blackness in Urban America355
"But a Few Pegs to Fall": The Great Depression366
Part 4Crossings
The Ashes at Dachau373
14Through a Glass Darkly: Toward the Twenty-first Century378
A War for Democracy: Fighting as One People378
America's Dilemma399
A Note of Appreciation429
Notes430
Index495
About the Author508

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