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A Different Mirror for Young People

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A Different Mirror for Young People by Ronald Takaki
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Oct 16, 2012 | ISBN 9781609804169

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“[A Different Mirror is] a splendid achievement, a bold and refreshing new approach to our national history. The research is meticulous, the writing powerful and eloquent, with what can only be called an epic sweep across time and cultures.” —Howard Zinn

“This 375-page book would be an excellent way to include multi-ethnic materials in the classroom as a way to ensure that your students see their unique identities reflected in their coursework.”Skipping Stones

A Different Mirror advances a truly humane sense of American possibility.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

“The ‘mirror’ that Ronald Takaki holds up to the United States reflects a multicultural history of oppression and exploitation, but also struggle, solidarity, and community. In the most profound sense, this is a people’s history of our country. Takaki shows what has torn us apart, yet what knits us together. This young people’s version of A Different Mirror will introduce a new generation to Takaki’s pathbreaking scholarship.” —Bill Bigelow, curriculum editor, Rethinking Schools, and co-director, Zinn Education Project

Table Of Contents

Introduction: My Story, Our Story
Chapter One: Why a Different Mirror?
Chapter Two: Removing the “Savages”
Chapter Three: The Hidden Origins of Slavery
Chapter Four: The Road to the Reservation
Chapter Five: Life in Slavery
Chapter Six: The Flight from Ireland
Chapter Seven: The War Against Mexico
Chapter Eight: From China to Gold Mountain
Chapter Nine: Dealing with the Indians
Chapter Ten: The Japanese and “Money Trees”
Chapter Eleven: Jews are Pushed from Russia
Chapter Twelve: Up from Mexico
Chapter Thirteen: Blacks Arrive in Northern Cities
Chapter Fourteen: World War II and America’s Ethics Problem
Chapter Fifteen: Calls for Change
Chapter Sixteen: New Waves of Newcomers
Chapter Seventeen: “We Will All Be Minorites”

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