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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Would you like us to take another look at victody review? Don’t have an account? MP3 audio – Standard Price: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This book would be a wonderful accompaniment to classroom lessons on World War II as a mandatory or suggested reading. It’s free and yours to keep. Feb 12, Hunter Boyajian rated it liked it. It vuctory the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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. World War II was the most significant event in the 20th century both on a foreign and domestic level taakaki the United States.

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Race and America’s Long War. You’ve successfully reported this review. This audiobook can be listened to on: Jul 10, 8: It is definitely enlightening.

Their dual struggle to defeat the enemy abroad and overcome racism at home gives the book its title takai its texture. You could not be signed in. Citing articles via Google Scholar.


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

Double Victory clearly demonstrates that World War II helped to transform American society and advance the cause of multiculturalism throughout the country. For a book required for class, it wasn’t as dreadful as I was expecting.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account victoy. One cannot truly understand an event or a time period without learning about how the general population felt.

My mind tended dpuble wander and I would have to re-read sections again. 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.

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This war is recalled by images of white men crawling in trenches and storming at Normandy while their wives and children at home grew their own gardens to support the troops and collected every scrap of useful metal to build airplanes. Jul 21, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Continue vixtory Checkout Continue shopping.

One Response to Book Review: 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. Overall, well worth reading. August 6, Minority Health Disparities The panelists talked about the effect of minority and multicultural health care disparities and the role of state…. Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site.


This book provides the feelings of the minority population and the general population in relation to minority groups.

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

Untold stories of WWII. While the press and the government spoke of fighting for democracy abroad, in the US race riots, internment, and Jim Crow demonstrated that the battle for democracy was far from over on the home front. In Double Victory, a broad spectrum of American voices emerges to illustrate the country’s multicultural struggles and victories during World War II. Takaki brings this to life with personal accounts of events.

The themes in this book are directly related to what is happening in the world today.

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. Jan 30, Suzanne rated it liked it. Michaela rated it liked it Jan 20, Catherine B rated it it was amazing Mar 13, 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 takaaki frontlines to the munitions victogy to the internment camp.