A Different Mirror
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Different Mirror


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781456611064


A Different Mirror Book Description :

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 ...

A Different Mirror
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

A Different Mirror


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316022365


A Different Mirror Book Description :

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 fro...

A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609804176


A Different Mirror for Young People Book Description :

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 when...

A DIFFERENT MIRROR
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A DIFFERENT MIRROR


  • Author : RONALD TAKAKI
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011-03-28
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 1452631557


A DIFFERENT MIRROR Book Description :

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Strangers from a Different Shore
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Strangers from a Different Shore


  • Author : Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456611071


Strangers from a Different Shore Book Description :

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 o...

A Young People s History of the United States
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

A Young People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583229453


A Young People s History of the United States Book Description :

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American impe...

Mirror Mirror
Score: 4.5
From 84 Ratings

Mirror Mirror


  • Author : Marilyn Singer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101648438


Mirror Mirror Book Description :

With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror! "Remarkable."—The Washington Post "This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art."—Time Out New York for Kids What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique of...

The Words We Live By
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Words We Live By


  • Author : Linda R. Monk
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316381864


The Words We Live By Book Description :

THE WORDS WE LIVE BY takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun control, and affirmative action. In THE WORDS WE LIVE BY, Linda Monk probes the idea that the Constitution may seem to offer cut-and-dried answers to questions regarding personal rights, but the interpretations of this hallowed document are nearly infinite. For example, in the debate over gun control, does "the right of the people to bear arms" as stated in the Second Amendment pertain to individual citizens or regulated militias? What do scholars say? Should the Internet be regulated and censored, or does this impinge on the freedom of speech a...

Between Church and State

Between Church and State


  • Author : James W. Fraser
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420592


Between Church and State Book Description :

Today, the ongoing controversy about the place—or lack of place—of religion in public schools is a burning issue in the United States. Prayer at football games, creationism in the classroom, the teaching of religion and morals, and public funding for private religious schools are just a few of the subjects over which people are skirmishing. In Between Church and State, historian and pastor James W. Fraser shows that these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools and argues there has never been any consensus about what the "separation of church and state" means for American society or about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the difficult question of how private issue...