Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Revised)
Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Revised) | Ronald Takaki
10 posts | 7 read | 14 to read
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 from Mexico--A look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan. This new edition of A Different Mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
cewilf
post image

Reading in the dark for #24in48 🌖⭐️ Our temporary portable AC is only in our bedroom, and my husband goes to sleep waaayyy earlier than I do. So here I am with my booklight, trying to collect some hours and get this book finished for my class Monday 🙃

blurb
cewilf
post image

I‘m reading this for a course I‘m taking at the MFA in Boston next week called “Uncovering America: Power, Art, and Inquiry”. I‘m only about 100 pages in, but it is truly eye-opening. It‘s appalling how much of American history is just left out of textbooks and schools. I‘m thankful for the teachers I had who took risks telling us the not-so-pretty parts of history. I recommend this book, even though I‘m not done yet! I‘ll post updates as I go 😉

ClairesReads This sounds so interesting 4mo
38 likes5 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Leftcoastzen
post image

#NewHogwartsAdventure #mirror Originally published in 1993, Different Mirror was groundbreaking in its view of American history from a non-Anglo and immigrants point of view.There is a revised edition and I feel it‘s relevant today.I posted earlier that today is Agatha Christie‘s Birthday and I happen to have a “mirror “title in the collection.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻💗 1y
vkois88 Sadly, it's way too relevant today 1y
41 likes2 comments
blurb
Caryl
post image

#jubilantjuly day 3: #starsandstripes - I highly recommend Takaki's history books.

@RealLifeReading

22 likes1 stack add
blurb
Tamra
post image

Saturday book mail! 😃

6 likes1 stack add
review
Smrloomis
post image
Pickpick

Some of the narrating was a little distracting, but in general I enjoyed this, even the parts I knew already. Something I didn't know: some Sikh men moved to the California to work (in the 1910s I think?), married Mexican wives and had kids who eventually spoke Spanish and some Punjabi. How awesome is that? Definitely worth a read/listen if you want a more inclusive (and engrossing) history of the US.

Tamra Cultural intersection is always interesting to me. 3y
Tamra Wow, 57% off on Amazon - $8. 💃🏾 3y
Smrloomis @Tamra nice! 👍🏽 I think it's definitely worth a read or listen. 3y
86 likes2 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Smrloomis

Listening to Thomas Jefferson on his calculations of the value of a baby is horrifying.

59 likes1 stack add
blurb
Smrloomis
post image

Just started this. Hmm, I hope it's good. 18.5 hours is pretty long for me, but I liked his introduction so I'm diving in. Err, once I finish a few others.

Joanne1 My current audio is about that length too. I'm half way though but the kids are on school holidays so my listening time has been severely curtailed. 3y
Smrloomis @Joanne1 yeah I don't have a very long commute so it's harder to get audio done usually than regular reading. My fingers are crossed! 3y
67 likes2 comments
quote
Oldschool_millenial
post image

Speaks for itself 😠😡😿

blurb
Oldschool_millenial
post image

Delightful surprise in my history reading: that name 😅😹

Reading about the Chinese coming to America, and how they were pitted against African Americans for labor jobs 😡

AimeeMarieCherie How is that name even real?!😂😂 3y
3 likes2 comments