A Different Mirror Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Different Mirror


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456611064

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A Different Mirror 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.

A Different Mirror for Young People Book

A Different Mirror for Young People


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609804176

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A Different Mirror for Young People Excerpt :

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

Strangers from a Different Shore Book
Score: 3
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Strangers from a Different Shore


  • Author : Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456611071

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Strangers from a Different Shore Excerpt :

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

American Ethnic History Book

American Ethnic History


  • Author : Jason J. McDonald
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748628636

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American Ethnic History Excerpt :

This book provides a new framework for examining and comprehending the varied historical experiences of ethnic groups in the United States. Thematically organized and comparative in outlook, it explores how historians have grappled with questions that bear upon a key aspect of the American experience: ethnicity. How did the United States come to have such an ethnically diverse population? What contribution, if any, has this ethnic diversity made to the shaping of American culture and institutions? How easily and at what levels have ethnic and racial minorities been incorporated, if at all, into the social and economic structures of the United States? Has incorporation been a uniform process or has it varied from group to group? As well as providing readers with an accessible yet authoritative introduction to the field of American ethnic history, the book serves as a valuable reference tool for more experienced researchers.Key Features:*Adopts a comparative and thematic approach that helps to demystify this complex and controversial subject.*Provides an orderly and readable introduction to the main issues and debates surrounding the topic.*Detailed and broad-ranging discussion of historiography enables readers to find more specialized works on topics in which they are interested.

A Young People s History of the United States Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

A Young People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583229453

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A Young People s History of the United States Excerpt :

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

A Different Mirror for Young People Book

A Different Mirror for Young People


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609804169

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A Different Mirror for Young People Excerpt :

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

A Distant Mirror Book
Score: 4
From 578 Ratings

A Distant Mirror


  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1987-07-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345349576

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A Distant Mirror Excerpt :

A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal “Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary

A Larger Memory Book

A Larger Memory


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 1998-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0316831697

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A Larger Memory Excerpt :

A sweeping yet intimate history of the diverse individuals who, together, make up America. Ronald Takaki uses letters, diaries & oral histories to share their stories. Workers, immigrants, shopkeepers, women, children & others, their lives often separated by ethnic borders, speak side by side as Takaki frames their voices with his own text.

Double Victory Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Double Victory


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2001-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0316831565

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Double Victory Excerpt :

From a Navajo code talker to a Tuskegee pilot, Takaki examines the many contributions and sacrifices of America's minorities--blacks, Chinese, Native Americans and others--during World War II. Photos.

Hiroshima Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Hiroshima


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0316831247

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Hiroshima Excerpt :

The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed that an atomic attack on Japanese cities was unnecessary. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end. Was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly? Or did it herald the start of the Cold War? In his probing new study, prizewinning historian Ronald Takaki explores these factors and more. He considers the cultural context of race - the ways in which stereotypes of the Japanese influenced public opinion and policymakers - and also probes the human dimension. Relying on top secret military reports, diaries, and personal letters, Takaki relates international policies to the individuals involved: Los Alamos director J. Robert Oppenheimer, Secretary of State James Byrnes, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, and others... but above all, Harry Truman.

Almost a Mirror Book

Almost a Mirror


  • Author : Kirsten Krauth
  • Publisher : Transit Lounge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925760569

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Almost a Mirror Excerpt :

Shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize Like fireflies to the light, Mona, Benny and Jimmy are drawn into the elegantly wasted orbit of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk scene of 80s Melbourne, a world that includes Nick Cave and Dodge, a photographer pushing his art to the edge. With precision and richness Kirsten Krauth hauntingly evokes the power of music to infuse our lives, while diving deep into loss, beauty, innocence and agency. Filled with unforgettable characters, the novel is above all about the shapes that love can take and the many ways we express tenderness throughout a lifetime. As it moves between the Blue Mountains and Melbourne, Sydney and Castlemaine, Almost a Mirror reflects on the healing power of creativity and the everyday sacredness of family and friendship in the face of unexpected tragedy.

Mirror  Mirror Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Mirror Mirror


  • Author : Jen Calonita
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368043984

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Mirror Mirror Excerpt :

Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale poses the question, what if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince? Following her beloved mother's death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White's stepmother, commonly referred to as "the Evil Queen" by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation. But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she'd never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power... including going after the ones Snow loves?

A Gentle Introduction to Homological Mirror Symmetry Book

A Gentle Introduction to Homological Mirror Symmetry


  • Author : Raf Bocklandt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108483506

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A Gentle Introduction to Homological Mirror Symmetry Excerpt :

Introduction to homological mirror symmetry from the point of view of representation theory, suitable for graduate students.

Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo America Book

Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo America


  • Author : Ladelle McWhorter
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253220639

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Does the black struggle for civil rights make common cause with the movement to foster queer community, protest anti-queer violence or discrimination, and demand respect for the rights and sensibilities of queer people? Confronting this emotionally charged question, Ladelle McWhorter reveals how a carefully structured campaign against abnormality in the late 19th and early 20th centuries encouraged white Americans to purge society of so-called biological contaminants, people who were poor, disabled, black, or queer. Building on a legacy of savage hate crimes—such as the killings of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd—McWhorter shows that racism, sexual oppression, and discrimination against the disabled, the feeble, and the poor are all aspects of the same societal distemper, and that when the civil rights of one group are challenged, so are the rights of all.

Fahrenheit 451 Book
Score: 4
From 1,775 Ratings

Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743247221

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Fahrenheit 451 Excerpt :

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.