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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
Title:A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
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ISBN:0316831115
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Number of Pages:508
Category:history, non-fiction, race, american-history, sociology
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Debating Diversity: Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America, Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, A Larger Memory: A History of our Diversity, With Voices, Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, 1835 1920, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II, A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America, Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb, From Different Shores: Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America
Life on the plantation from, Now featuring a new section on public policy and a wide range of new essays by many of the liveliest and most exciting figures in ethnic studies this updated edition of a remarkably successful text introduces students to the diverse points of view on race and ethnicity in the U S Arranged in debate format the essays address vital questions How have the experiences of racial minorities in the United States been similar to and different from each other Is race the same as ethnicity How has culture shaped race and ethnic relations What has been the relationship between race and class How can race and gender be compared Moreover how can racial inequality be explained and what public policies or strategies are needed to address it One third of the selections are new examining affirmative action welfare dependency and the Los Angeles riots and including a debate between Arthur Schlesinger Jr and the editor on multicultural curricula and the campus culture wars Providing a fresh new look at America s complex and unique ethnic heritage this text makes an invaluable contribution to any course on race ethnicity or social stratification, A sweeping yet intimate history of the diverse individuals who together make up America Ronald Takaki uses letters diaries amp oral histories to share their stories Workers immigrants shopkeepers women children amp others their lives often separated by ethnic borders speak side by side as Takaki frames their voices with his own text, In the nineteenth century Herman Melville wrote America was settled by peoples of all nations You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world We are not a narrow tribe At the beginning of the twenty first century America is more ethnically diverse than ever before Will we fear this expanding diversity as the disuniting of America or will we embrace a more inclusive re definition of our national identity br As the nation s preeminent scholar of multicultural studies Ronald Takaki invites us to address this question by debating diversity The overarching theme of his new anthology is the clash of perspectives over the master narrative of American history the powerful but mistaken story that this country was settled by European immigrants and that Americans are white br The collection opens with the lively intellectual exchange between Nathan Glazer and Ronald Takaki on ethnicity versus race it then turns to the contrasting interpretations of the frontier by Frederick Jackson Turner and Takaki Other debates include Samuel P Huntington and Elizabeth Martinez on the diversity of civilizations Irving Kristol and William Julius Wilson on inner city blacks Robert J Samuelson and Gregory Defreitas on Mexican immigration Governor Pete Wilson and Chancellor Chang lin Tien on affirmative action and James Q Wilson and Elliott Currie on crime and punishment The anthology closes with a debate between Arthur Schlesinger Jr and Takaki on whether we as Americans should pursue a vision of our society as a melting pot or as a multicultural democracy Embedded in all of the essays is the question Originating from different shores can we become one people of the United States of America An ideal text for diversity courses in Ethnic Studies Political Science American Studies History Sociology Anthropology and Education em Debating Diversity em will stir students to think critically about who we have been and who we are as Americans br