Author Ronald Takaki recounts that struggle in Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II, at once a valuable addition to. From a Navajo code talker to a Tuskegee pilot, Takaki examines the many contributions and sacrifices of America’s minorities–blacks, Chinese Read More . In Double Victory Ronald Takaki explores the contradictions presented by the rhetoric of the Second World War in America and challenges the concept of a.

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It’s free and yours to keep. MP3 audio – Standard Price: For some Americans the Second World War was also a desperate fight against discrimination here at home—black intellectual W.

Michelle rated it liked it Sep 18, It’s wonderful to see how ordinary people sacrificed so much to ensure that members of all minority communities enjoyed all of the rights and priveleges of US citizenship.

Takaki does not portray minorities just as victims; he also focuses on their contributions to the American war effort. August 6, Minority Health Disparities The panelists talked about the effect of minority and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state….

No trivia or quizzes yet. January 1, Imprint: Women at the Wheel: Nov 28, HavenM rated it it was amazing. In this passionate and kaleidoscopic survey of the struggles of nine ethnic American cultures during World War II, Ronald Takaki marshals a variety of evocative materials to demonstrate that America’s greatest generation lived very undemocratic lives.

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He includes accounts from Navajo Indians whose language was used to pass military information. One Response to Book Review: The book examines how minorities contributed at home and abroad during the war.


How to write a great review. Jun 01, Ken rated it it was amazing. For most Americans, World War II was a galvanizing experience, a blending of battlefield tenacity and heroism on foreign soil with unprecedented sacrifice and production on the home front, all in the name of freedom.

A brilliant study of World War II as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups. Untold stories of WWII. Alyssa rated it really liked it Apr 27, This war is recalled by images of white men crawling in trenches and storming at Normandy while their wives and children at home grew their own gardens to support the troops and collected every scrap of useful metal to build airplanes.

July 12, Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and…. The book, a beautifully crafted collection of fragments of previously published oral histories and memoirs, is best suited to undergraduate readers, for it offers no new findings and only outlines a general analysis.

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Trivia About Double Victory: This book would be a wonderful accompaniment to classroom lessons on World War II as a mandatory or suggested reading. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Double Victory clearly demonstrates that World War II helped to transform American society and advance the cause takzki multiculturalism throughout the country. I like the way Takaki takes pieces of the different views of different people throughout the war.

The panelists talked about the effect of minority and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state…. It offered an entirely different dojble on World War Two that most people probably don’t think that much about.


Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II

You do not currently have access to taaki article. Nonetheless, Takaki presents a strong central argument, and Double Victory is both an important and affirming book. Related articles in Google Scholar. It has the facts and the information however it’s not a snooze.

Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II by Ronald Takaki

Feb 05, Simon Purdue rated it really liked it. Full chapters treat the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans most fullyand Jewish Americans; one summary chapter encapsulates the experiences of Americans with Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Indian roots, while German and Italian American experiences are skimmed for purposes of comparison.

Takaki Professor University of California, Berkeley. Really enjoying his perspective. Your request has been submitted.

It notes the importance of wartime industry, family support and community support for the whole of America Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. One account is of an African American veteran who was not allowed to sit down on a bus in the south until his white comrades backed him up.

This is a very well written review of the book and I do agree with the closing remarks, overall it was a good read, and good for my class, excellent review, thank you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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