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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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.
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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. You submitted the following rating and review. He includes accounts from Navajo Indians whose language was used to pass military information. It is definitely enlightening. Takaki tells the story through the lives vicory ethnically diverse Americans: Catherine B rated it it was amazing Mar 13, A brilliant study of World War II as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups.
We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Takaki also includes the memories of American born Chinese descendants that had to prove they are not Victorg in order to ensure their safety.
Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II
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Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and…. Takaki does not portray minorities just as victims; he also focuses on their contributions to the American war effort. He also responded to questions from the audience.
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 going on today. While generally well-balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military historian. Please review your doublf.
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With the contribution of African Americans, Asians, Jewish and Europeans in the American military service directly correlates with the coming civil rights movements of the latter portion of the 20th century. Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. Feb 05, Simon Purdue rated it really liked it. You do not currently have access to this article.
Really enjoying his perspective. However, whenever historians DO start editorializing or dropping hintsit makes me think about how they’re framing the issue and what else I’m missing. Jan 30, Suzanne rated it liked it.
Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II by Ronald Takaki
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Their dual struggle to defeat the enemy abroad and overcome racism at home gives the book its title and its texture. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.
Trivia About Double Victory: Jennifer rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Your request has been submitted. Error requesting format availability. Full chapters treat the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans most fully takski, and Jewish Americans; one doub,e 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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For some Americans the Second World War was also a desperate fight against discrimination here at home—black intellectual W. Melissa rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Overall rating No ratings yet 0. It notes the importance of wartime industry, family support and community support for the whole of America There are heroic accounts of the Tuskegee airmen battling the Luftwaffe over Italy and the exemplary performance of the Fighting nd, the Japanese-American regiment that became the most decorated unit in United Tajaki military history.
Lists with This Doub,e. Takaki Professor University of California, Berkeley. Return to Book Page. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Goodreads helps you takkai track of books voctory want to read. 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. Dedicating each chapter in this book to a respective minority group was a good way to break up this book, with the last chapter a kind of “can’t we call get along” RIP “road to civil rights movement” summary.
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.