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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Jul 21, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Catherine B rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Sign In or Create an Account. This book directly connects to the curriculum in schools all over the country and the world. It has the facts and the information however it’s not a snooze. 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.

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.

While generally well-balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military hist A brilliant study of World War II as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups. The panelists talked about the effect of diuble and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state….

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Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. January 1, Imprint: Jun 01, Ken rated it it was amazing. 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.

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 World War II. Email alerts New issue alert. 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.

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Takaki clearly shows that the “good war” included much prejudice and injustice at home and in douboe armed forces, but that the experience of fighting together and seeing what the extremes of racism did in Europe and Asia helped Americans learn to better live together, and inspired later struggles for improved civil rights. About this title Audio Format. Michaela rated it liked it Jan 20, You’ve successfully reported this review. How to write a great review Duoble Say what you liked best and least Describe the voctory style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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