A different mirror: a history of multicultural America

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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 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. From the role of black soldiers in preserving the Union to the history of Chinese Americans from 1900 to 1941, from an investigation into the issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico to a look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Takaki's work 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.
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subject_facet Cultural pluralism -- United States -- History
Electronic books
Minorities -- United States -- History
United States -- Ethnic relations
United States -- History
United States -- Race relations
title_display A different mirror : a history of multicultural America
title_full A different mirror : a history of multicultural America / Ronald Takaki
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Ethnic relations
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Race relations