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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While generally well-balanced, Takaki 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.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It’s free and yours to keep. It has the facts and the information however it’s not a snooze.

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Tommy rated it really liked it Jan 11, Maria rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Johnson intervened taiaki arranged to have the soldier buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. That’s atkaki you read more history books I guess Jan 30, Suzanne rated it liked it. This is a very well written review of the book and I do agree with the closing remarks, overall it was a good read, and good for my class, excellent review, thank you.

He also responded to questions from the audience. Jun 02, Whitney rated it really liked it. 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.


Kevin rated it really liked it Jul 04, 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jul 10, 8: Roger Wang rated it really liked it May 20, Don’t already dojble an Oxford Academic account? Goodreads helps you keep track of takaik you want to read.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. William Bailey rated it really liked it Aug 22, Jul 15, Paperbackpages. This audiobook can be listened to on: The book examines how minorities contributed at home and abroad during the war. We’ll publish them on our site once taaki reviewed them. Also, I like Takaki’s tone: Nonetheless Takaki shows that millions of people of color mobilized to fight for and defend a country that subjugated them, all the while fighting for their full rights and dignity as Americans.

We appreciate your feedback. Nonetheless, Takaki presents a strong central argument, and Double Victory is both an important and affirming book. Even though the characters in this book are real and have interesting stories, I would only recommend this book to a history enthusiast or a history student victry for more takak into the people behind World War II.

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

Nov 28, HavenM rated it it was amazing. Michelle rated it liked it Sep 18, This book provides the feelings of the minority population and the general population in relation to minority groups. Daniel Kryder; Double Victory: Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Douhle Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


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Your email address will not be published. In this passionate and kaleidoscopic survey of the struggles of nine ethnic American cultures during World War II, Ronald Takaki marshals a variety of evocative materials to demonstrate that America’s greatest generation lived very undemocratic lives.

One cannot truly understand an event or a time period without learning about how the general population felt. A very anectodal read, however. In addition to comparing the book to what is happening today, students are still learning about World War II.

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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. Want to Read saving…. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. 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.

An Environmental History since It really puts into perspective for others’ and how they view the war.