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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Depicts different cultural groups experiences in the war and how they use it to fight for civil rights at home. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Feb 12, Hunter Boyajian rated it liked it. Doyble work briefly describes the historical circumstances of each group’s limited incorporation into the American political economy, followed by a thematically organized review of that group’s participation One Response to Book Review: Return to Book Page.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dedicating each chapter in this book to a respective minority group was a good way to break up this book, doubls the last chapter a kind of “can’t we call get along” RIP “road to civil rights movement” summary.

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

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. Daniel Kryder; Double Victory: Takaki also considers the racial biases that influenced important American government actions during the war, like the bombing of Hiroshima and the refusal to admit Jews into the US.

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Error requesting format availability. It is definitely enlightening. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? A brilliant study of World War Takakj as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups.

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This book provides the feelings of the minority population and the general population in relation to minority groups. Using personal records he tells the story of the minority men and women who experienced the war from a variety of different vantage points, doubke from the frontlines to the munitions factory to the internment camp.


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For some Americans the Second World War was also a desperate fight against discrimination here at home—black intellectual W. We appreciate your feedback.

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

Takaki clearly shows that the “good war” included much 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.

Takaki Professor University of California, Berkeley. The author uses rich detail to support his thesis. This is a decent book. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. July 12, Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and….

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