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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I like the way Takaki takes pieces of the different views of different people throughout the war.

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May 19, Juliet rated it liked it. Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site. We hear from a Japanese-American at an internment camp; a Native American code breaker using the Navajo language for the first time; a Mexican-American woman, “Rosarita, the riveter,” who was able to work a job during wartime other than as a housecleaner or a maid.


Great job weaving in the perspectives of many different communities in to the painful and triumphant events associated with WWII. By including personal stories and quotes Takaki has created characters that can be connected to and understood by the reader.

Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. Nov 28, HavenM rated it it was amazing. Email alerts New issue alert. Please review your cart.

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The Association of American University Presses presented librarians who talked about recent titles they had selected while showing…. 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. 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.

Jennifer rated it it was amazing Feb 25, One cannot truly understand an event or a time period without learning about how the general population felt.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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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Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II

This book is a good resource to see the contributions of many to the American war effort. You’ve successfully reported this review. Elizabeth rated it really liked it Aug 19, This book provides the feelings of the minority population and the general population in relation to minority groups.