Takaki chapter 9

The waiting soon stretched into years. Southern blacks were fed up with living in poverty as sharecroppers and tenant farmers and many fled their farms and plantations without so much as a warning. Particularly resonant in Chapter 13 was a quote from Langston Hughes regarding a black poet ashamed of his race: Many blacks faced discrimination trying to find jobs and housing.

The Racialization of Savagery of the book A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki, the start of the origins of cultural and race problems were talked about.

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Autonomous travel was within the grasp of adventurous Southern blacks longing to escape increasing violence from Southern whites.

The changes could really be seen in California when the Americans moved in. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. The term savage actually originated from the Irish and not the Native Americans. Throughout the chapter the author kept comparing the actual history of the time to the play by William Shakespeare called the Tempest.

Finally, I would take a students on a fieldtrip to Chinatown in DC and have them write a report on what they saw and see if it resembles anything that Takaki mentioned. He fully exposes the abuses suffered by Native Americans, African slaves, and all nationalities who have worked in the sweatshops, plantations, and construction projects that fueled the growth of the U.

Their work was unfair, as well as their pay. However, I did like the main idea of the chapter. In particular, there is some racism towards some of the Hispanic groups who have immigrated to the US because they are willing to do work at a cheaper rate than other groups.

For one shining moment, these Navajo men I think they were all men? They even imposed a tax on Spanish speaking people, even those who were American citizens, charging a large sum of money for that time as a mining tax.

This treaty gave the Mexicans the option to either stay or move to Mexico. Of course, this is a valid argument and not one that I am interested in participating in, especially since I think that the sorrowful songs of slaves and of their African ancestors already proves a strong artistic history and tradition.

Choice Review Set in the context of Anglo thought and action, Takaki brilliantly traces the history of a multicultural US from the initial English settlements to the present.

Uncle Ben and Uncle Joe were too poor to purchase train tickets.

A Different Mirror Summary

For all the liberal acclaim that FDR receives due to the New Deal if you count liberal acclaim by the covers of The Nation that the former president has landed on. Still, the book is useful, notwithstanding the author's sometimes questionable generalizations, oversimplifications, and fuzzy chronology.

It is almost the exact some tactics the whites used on the Irish that they used on the Mexicans, considering them to be on the same status level as the blacks.

Were the English just trying to make everything like their culture and blind-sided by what their religion told them?Ronald Takaki is an Emeritus Professor at the University of California. He is a major writer in the field of Ethnic Studies. A Different Mirror is pages of rather small text, so doing more than hinting at its contents is agronumericus.coms: study questions] chapter 3 the “giddy multitude” how did the status of “indentured servants” change?

was this change the same for whites as well as blacks? The night was growing longer, never-ending. When at last a grayish light appeared on the horizon, it revealed a tangle of human shapes, heads sunk deeply between the shoulders, crouching, piled one on top of the other, like a cemetery covered with snow.

Oct 21,  · In chapter 8, Takaki discusses the experience of the Chinese immigrants during the late 's. While the discrimination and racism experienced by the Chinese parallels the experiences of many other immigrant groups during the same period, Takaki mentions that some of the hatred and anger the Chinese experienced was due in part because the tremendous influx of Chinese immigrants.

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Ronald Takaki is an Emeritus Professor at the University of California. He is a major writer in the field of Ethnic Studies. A Different Mirror is pages of rather small text, so doing more than hinting at its contents is impossible/5().

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