A Different Mirror for Young People. A History of by Rebecca Stefoff

By Rebecca Stefoff

A longtime professor of Ethnic reviews on the collage of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was once famous as one of many premiere students of yank ethnic background and variety. while the 1st variation of A Different replicate was released in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a really good revisionist historical past of the USA that's more likely to turn into a vintage of multicultural reports" and named it one of many ten most sensible books of the yr. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who tailored Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's background of the us for more youthful readers, turns the up to date 2008 version of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A diverse replicate for Young People.

Drawing on Takaki's big array of fundamental assets, and staying real to his personal phrases each time attainable, A Different replicate for teenagers brings ethnic background alive during the phrases of individuals, together with little ones, who recorded their studies in...

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In the South, they did jobs considered too dangerous to be done by slaves, who were regarded as valuable property by their owners. The Irish complained that blacks did not know their place. ” Blacks born in America, however, complained that the Irish newcomers were taking jobs from them. ” In spite of competition and hostility, though, minorities have also had much in common. They have shared similar hopeful dreams of the good life in America. ” A Japanese man said of his decision to come to the United States: Day of spacious dreams!

It was a Catholic nation, and more powerful Catholic countries such as Spain or France might use it as a base from which to attack England. Elizabeth’s chosen soldiers included Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh. Like many English people, these two were Protestants who believed that the Irish Catholics were not just savages but also pagans, or people who were not even Christians. To the English, the Irish were also completely lacking in “good manners,” good work habits, and a proper sense of private property.

In recent years, some historians have questioned whether Equiano was born in Africa, as he claimed. A few documents suggest that he may have been born in South Carolina. After Equiano became a freeman he joined the movement to end the slave trade. Even if he fictionalized part of his history in order to show his readers the horrors of the Middle Passage, historians know that those horrors did exist. The pain and terror Equiano describes were felt by millions of African captives. Chapter Four The Road to the Reservation In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Andrew Jackson, a young political leader in Tennessee.

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