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By Rebecca Stefoff

A longtime professor of Ethnic reports on the collage of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki used to be well-known as one of many superior students of yankee ethnic background and variety. whilst the 1st version of A Different reflect was released in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a remarkable revisionist historical past of the United States that's more likely to turn into a vintage of multicultural stories" and named it one of many ten most sensible books of the 12 months. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who tailored Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's heritage of the USA for more youthful readers, turns the up to date 2008 version of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A varied reflect for Young People.

Drawing on Takaki's great array of fundamental resources, and staying real to his personal phrases at any time when attainable, A Different replicate for youth brings ethnic heritage alive throughout the phrases of individuals, together with kids, who recorded their stories in...

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To protect the interests of their class in the short term, the elite planters of Virginia had made a choice that would have tragic consequences for centuries. Jefferson and the Problem of Slavery When the Virginia planters decided in the late seventeenth century to expand slavery, their choice had long-lasting effects. From that time on, slavery and racial conflict were major forces in shaping the history not just of the American South but also of the United States as a whole. A hundred years after Bacon’s Rebellion, a descendant of the Virginia planter class wrestled with the problem of slavery.

II. Title. 800973--dc23 2012017004 Printed in the USA 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Dedicated to our grandchildren— Nicholas, Alexis, Zoë, Cooper, and Mia Takaki; Rachael and Tanner Aikens Contents Introduction My Story, Our Story Chapter One Why A Different Mirror? Chapter Two Removing the “Savages” Chapter Three The Hidden Origins of Slavery Chapter Four The Road to the Reservation Chapter Five Life in Slavery Chapter Six The Flight from Ireland Chapter Seven The War Against Mexico Chapter Eight From China to Gold Mountain Chapter Nine Dealing with the Indians Chapter Ten The Japanese “Money Trees” Chapter Eleven Jews are Pushed from Russia Chapter Twelve Up from Mexico Chapter Thirteen Blacks Arrive in Northern Cities Chapter Fourteen World War II and America’s Ethnic Problem Chapter Fifteen Calls for Change Chapter Sixteen New Waves of Newcomers Chapter Seventeen “We Will All be Minorities” Notes Glossary Photograph and Illustration Credits About the Author About Seven Stories Press Introduction My Story, Our Story I was going to be a surfer, not a scholar.

A different mirror FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A History of Multicultural America Ronald Takaki Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff Seven Stories Press New York � 2012 by Ronald Takaki A Triangle Square Books for young readers first edition, published by Seven Stories Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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