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

Sign In Forgot password? August 6, Minority Health Disparities The panelists talked about the effect of minority and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state…. TR Peterson rated it liked it Nov 24, Alyssa rated it really liked it Apr 27, More information about Double Victory. Maria rated it it was amazing Apr doublle, Double Victory clearly demonstrates that World War II helped to transform American society and advance the cause of multiculturalism throughout the country.

Alyx rated it really liked it Sep 16, Email alerts New issue alert. 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.

Jul 15, Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Jennifer rated it it takaku amazing Feb 25, Their dual struggle to defeat the enemy abroad and overcome racism at home gives the book its title and its texture.


Return to Book Page. 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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Even though the characters in this book are real and have interesting stories, I would only recommend this book to a history enthusiast or a history student looking for more insight into the people behind Tqkaki War II. Using personal records he tells the story of the minority men and women who experienced takako war from a variety of taoaki vantage points, ranging from the frontlines to the munitions factory to the internment camp.

Jul 21, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Takaki Professor University of California, Berkeley. While generally well-balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military historian. May 19, Juliet rated it liked it. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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Takaki does not portray minorities just as victims; he also focuses victody their contributions to the American war effort. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? 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.

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

The themes in this book are directly related to what is happening in the world today. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. June 9, Double Victory T Please review your cart. Kevin rated it really liked it Jul 04, This book is a good resource to see the contributions of many to the American war effort. This novel is full of specific, telling quotes such as these that depict the unwillingness of America to truly accept other nationalities.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. We hear from a Japanese-American at an internment camp; a Native American code breaker using the Navajo language for the first time; a Mexican-American woman, “Rosarita, the riveter,” who was able to work a job during wartime other than as a housecleaner or a maid.

I think that the gay marriage and gay acceptance debate that is happening now is like the Civil Rights movement, so this book parallels exactly what is takakj on today.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Here’s a historian with balls that manages not to over-editorialize. July 12, Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and…. Catherine B rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Trivia About Double Victory: Really enjoying his perspective. Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and….

Also, I like Takaki’s tone: