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A different mirror : a history of multicultural America

Author: Ronald T Takaki
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books : Little, Brown & Co., [1994?], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of America, from colonization to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, from a multicultural point of view.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald T Takaki
ISBN: 0316831115 9780316831116
OCLC Number: 68745111
Notes: "A Back Bay book."--Page 4 of cover.
"Back Bay books.
Description: ix, 508 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: A different mirror --
Boundlessness --
Before Columbus: Vinland --
The "Tempest" in the Wilderness: The racialization of savagery --
Shakespeare's dream about America --
A world turned upside down --
The "Giddy Multitude": The hidden origins of slavery --
A view from the cabins: White and black laborers in early Virginia --
"English and negroes in armes" --
The wolf by the ears --
Borders --
Prospero unbound: The market revolution --
Andrew Jackson: symbol for an age --
The land-allotment strategy: The Choctaw experience --
The teaty strategy: The Cherokees' trail of tears --
Where the buffalo no longer roam --
No more peck o' corn: slavery and its discontents --
Racial borders in the free states --
Was Sambo real? --
Slave son, white father --
Black nationalism: nostalgia in the Niger --
"Tell Linkum dat we wants land" --
Emigrants from Erin: ethnicity and class within white America --
The Irish exodus --
An "immortal Irish Brigade" of workers --
The Irish maid in America --
The Irish "ethnic" strategy --
Foreigners in their native land: manifest destiny in the Southwest --
"In the hands of an enterprising people" --
"Occupied" Mexico --
The making of a Mexican proletariat --
Searching for Gold Mountain: strangers from a Pacific Shore --
Pioneers from Asia --
Chinese Calibans: The borders of exclusion --
Twice a minority: Chinese women in America --
A colony of "Bachelors." Distances --
The end of the frontier --
The "Indian Question": from reservation to reorganization --
Wounded knee: The significance of the frontier in Indian history --
The father of the reservation system --
Allotment and assimilation --
The Indian new deal: the remaking of Native America --
Pacific crossings: seeking the land of money trees --
Picture brides in America --
Tears in the Canefields --
Transforming the land: from deserts to farms --
Between "two endless days": The continuous journey to the promised land --
Exodus from the pale --
A shtetl in America --
In the sweatshops: an army of garment workers --
Daughters of the colony --
Up from Greenborns: Crossing Delancey Street --
El Norte: The borderland of Chicano America --
The crossing --
A reserve army of Chicano labor --
The internal borders of exclusion --
The Barrio: community in the colony --
To the promised land: blacks in the urban north --
The black exodus --
The urban crucible --
Yearning for blackness in urban America --
"But a few pegs to fall": The Great Depression --
Crossings --
The ashes at Dachau --
Through a glass darkly: toward the Twenty-first Century --
A war for democracy: fighting as one people --
America's dilemma.
Responsibility: Ronald Takaki.

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Chronicles the history of America, from colonization to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, from a multicultural point of view.

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