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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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Daniel Kryder; Double Victory: In this passionate and kaleidoscopic survey of the struggles of victlry 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.

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 Indian roots, while German and Italian American experiences are skimmed for purposes of comparison.


The book, a beautifully crafted collection of fragments of previously published oral histories and memoirs, is best suited to undergraduate readers, for it offers no new findings and only outlines a general analysis. The work briefly describes the historical circumstances of each group’s limited incorporation into the American political economy, followed by a thematically organized review of that group’s participation Most users should sign oduble with their email address.

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