Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II (2020)

Double Victory A Multicultural History of America in World War II From a Navajo code talker to a Tuskegee pilot Takaki examines the many contributions and sacrifices of America s minorities blacks Chinese Native Americans and others during World War II Photos
  • Title: Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II
  • Author: Ronald Takaki
  • ISBN: 9780316831567
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a Navajo code talker to a Tuskegee pilot, Takaki examines the many contributions and sacrifices of America s minorities blacks, Chinese, Native Americans and others during World War II Photos.
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    1. World War II is perhaps the most remembered war in the United States 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 Takaki s book reminds readers that there was much, much happening at home and on the frontlines during World War II World War II was fought by the United States in an effort to bring democracy an [...]

    2. 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 good war 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 Nonetheless Takaki shows that millions of people of color mobilized to fight for and defend a country that subjugated them, all the while [...]

    3. This is a great resource portraying the contribution of multiple ethnicities minorities to the U.S war effort in World War II World War II was the most significant event in the 20th century both on a foreign and domestic level for the United States 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 During this war, Americans from every corner [...]

    4. Now I can t watch World War II movies without thinking Look at all these white people where s everybody else Mission accomplished Takaki.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 RIP road to civil rights movement summary Really interesting stuff.Also, I like Takaki s tone skeptical and scrutinizing of the people in power Here s a historian with balls that manages not to over ed [...]

    5. A brilliant study of World War II as experienced by a wide variety of cultural and ethnic minority groups 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 While generally well balanced, Takaki is clearly not a military historian [...]

    6. Great job weaving in the perspectives of many different communities in to the painful and triumphant events associated with WWII 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.

    7. Untold stories of WWII Depicts different cultural groups experiences in the war and how they use it to fight for civil rights at home.

    8. This is a decent book It is definitely enlightening A very anectodal read, however My mind tended to wander and I would have to re read sections again.

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