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Double Victory : A Multicultural History of America in World War II

Author: Ronald T Takaki; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., [2000]. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Until now, the story of America's role in World War II has been presented primarily through the lives of powerful policymakers and generals, or through the heroism of American soldiers of predominantly European ancestry. Historian Ronald Takaki's multicultural history offers a different perspective. In Double Victory, history is told through the lives of ordinary, ethnically diverse Americans - a Tuskegee pilot  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald T Takaki; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0316831557 9780316831550 0316831565 9780316831567
OCLC Number: 42027419
Description: vi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a different memory --
A declaration of war: "double victory" --
"Bomb the color line": the war against Jim Crow --
The original Americans: from battlefields to ceremonies --
A dream of El Norte: crossing the tracks --
Diversity and its discontents: who is an American? --
Remembering Pearl Harbor: from internment to Hiroshima --
Struggling for a world of "no race prejudice": Jewish Americans and the holocaust --
A multicultural "manifest destiny": we are "not a narrow tribe."
Responsibility: Ronald Takaki.


Arguing that many Americans fought in World War II for a "double victory"--one against fascism abroad, the other against racism at home--the author captures the voices of people who are often  Read more...


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