A Different Mirror for Young People

9781609804169

A Different Mirror for Young People

  • ISBN 13:

    9781609804169

  • ISBN 10:

    1609804163

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/16/2012
  • Publisher: SEVEN STORIES PRESS

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Summary

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki wasandrecognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition ofandAandDifferent Mirrorandwas published in 1993,andPublishers Weeklyandcalled it "a brilliant revisionist history of Americaandthat is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year.andNow Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-sellingandA People's History of the United Statesandforandyounger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork intoandA Different Mirror forandYoung People.Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible,andAandDifferent Mirror for Young Peopleandbrings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers,andwho recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn'sandA People's History, Takaki'sandAandDifferent Mirrorandoffers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

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