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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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January 1, Imprint: June 9, Double Victory T There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In addition to comparing the book to what is happening today, students are still learning about World War II.

Takaki clearly shows that the “good war” included vicgory prejudice and injustice at home and in the 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.

July 12, Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and…. This audiobook can be listened to on: Related articles in Google Scholar. 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.


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Lists with This Book. I like the way Takaki takes pieces of the different views of different people throughout the war. Open Preview See victlry Problem? The author uses rich detail to support his thesis. Takaki also includes the memories of American born Chinese descendants that had to prove they are not Japanese in order to ensure their safety.

He makes minor errors in fact, and his interpretations of Hiroshima and the failure of the United States to do more to stop the Holocaust, while useful, take insufficient account of both military potentials and limitations.

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

Public Affairs Event Format: This book directly connects to the curriculum in schools all over the country and the world. Jun 01, Ken rated it it was amazing. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. For most Americans, World War II was a galvanizing experience, a blending of battlefield tenacity and vlctory on foreign soil with unprecedented sacrifice and production on the home front, all in the name of freedom.


This novel is full of specific, telling quotes such oduble these that depict the unwillingness of America to truly accept other nationalities. How to write a great review. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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Want to Read saving…. Don’t have an account? William Bailey rated it really liked it Aug 22, Here’s a historian with balls that manages not to over-editorialize.

TR Peterson rated it liked it Nov 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Takaki does not portray minorities just as victims; he also focuses on their contributions to the American war effort.

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May 19, Juliet rated it liked it. This book would be a wonderful doube to classroom lessons on World War II as a mandatory or suggested reading. Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author.