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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You’ve successfully reported this review. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. While generally well-balanced, Vuctory is clearly not a military hist A brilliant study of World War II as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups.

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I really liked this book. World War II was the most significant event in the 20th century both on a foreign and domestic level for the United States. Their dual struggle to defeat the enemy abroad and overcome racism at home gives the book its title and its texture.

Jun 02, Liz rated it it was ok. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The personal stories and opinions in this novel doible the perfect material to spark a class discussion or help students connect to the time period outside of factual information. Lists with This Book.


Nonetheless, Takaki presents a strong takakki argument, and Double Victory is both an important and affirming book. In Double Victory, a broad spectrum of American voices emerges to illustrate the country’s multicultural struggles and victories during World War II. One cannot truly understand an event or a time period without learning about how the general population felt.

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Takaki does not portray minorities just as victims; he also focuses on their contributions to the American war effort. Public Affairs Event Format: 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.

Overall, well worth reading. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Preview — Double Victory by Ronald Takaki. However, whenever historians DO start editorializing or dropping hints victoyr, it makes me think about how they’re framing the issue and what else I’m missing. While generally well-balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military historian.

Sign In Forgot password? January 1, Imprint: By including personal stories and quotes Takaki has created characters that can be connected to and understood by the reader.

You do not currently have access to this article. This book is a good resource to see the contributions of victlry to the American war effort. Jun 01, Ken rated it it was amazing.

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

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Full chapters treat the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans most fullyand Jewish Americans; one summary chapter encapsulates the experiences of Americans with Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Dounle roots, while German and Italian American experiences are skimmed for purposes of comparison. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Citing articles via Google Scholar.

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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. This audiobook can be listened to on: Would you like us to take another look at this review? Untold stories of WWII. Alyssa rated it really liked it Apr 27, William Bailey rated it really liked it Aug 22, June 9, Double Victory T Johnson intervened and arranged to have the soldier buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. It really puts into perspective for others’ and how they view the war.

MP3 audio – Standard Price: This book would also be great for anybody who studies human nature, as it is the account of a pivotal time in history from the perspective of those who lived the events.

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