A Different Mirror
  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Release Date : 05 June 2012
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 13 : 9781456611064
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Download or read book entitled A Different Mirror written by Ronald Takaki and published by eBookIt.com online. This book was released on 05 June 2012 with total pages 529. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.