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A different mirror : a history of multicultural America

Takaki, Ronald T., 1939-2009 author

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  • Creator Ronald Takaki
  • Format Books
  • Publication Revised edition. [Sudbury, Massachusetts] : eBookIt!, [2008]. ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (507 pages)
  • ISBNs 1456611062, 9781456611064
  • OCLC on1122719059


  • A dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounts 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; and a look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan. This new edition grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.--From publisher description.


  • "First revised edition, December 2008. Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown, and Company, June 1993"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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