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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Takaki brings this to life with personal accounts of events. That’s why you read more history books I guess A doyble anectodal read, however.

Their dual struggle to defeat the enemy abroad and overcome racism at home gives the book its title and its texture. The panelists talked about the effect of minority and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state…. 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.

Michaela rated it liked it Jan 20, Using personal records he tells the story of the minority men and women who experienced the war from a variety of different vantage points, ranging from the frontlines to the munitions factory to the internment camp.


It notes the importance of wartime industry, family support and community support for the whole of America There was an error processing your purchase. Doubpe really liked this book. While generally well-balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military historian.

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

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By including personal stories and quotes Takaki has created characters that can be connected to and understood by the reader. In addition to comparing the book to what is happening today, students are still learning about World War II.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. June 9, Doouble Victory T This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Feb 05, Simon Purdue rated it really liked it.

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Lists with This Book. Takaki also includes the memories of American born Chinese descendants that had to prove they are not Japanese in order to ensure their safety. There are heroic accounts of the Tuskegee airmen battling the Luftwaffe over Italy and the exemplary performance of the Fighting nd, vicfory Japanese-American regiment that became the most decorated unit in United States military history.


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.

Takaki tells the story through the lives of ethnically diverse Americans: To doyble other readers questions about Double Victoryplease sign up. Depicts different cultural groups experiences in the war and how they use it to fight for civil rights at home. Great job weaving in the perspectives of many different communities in to the painful and triumphant events associated with WWII.

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” Vidtory “road to civil rights movement” summary.

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May 19, Juliet rated it liked it. It was a complicated era and the sacrifices of many would come to the surface in the changing face of domestic policies and civil rights. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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