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Table of Contents 1. A Different Mirror: The Making of Multicultural America Part One: Foundations Before Columbus: Vinland 2. The "Tempest" in the Wilderness: A Tale of Two Frontiers Shakespeare's Dream About America English Over Irish English Over Indian Virginia: To "Root Out" Indians as a People New England: The "Utter Extirpation" of Indians Stolen Lands: A World Turned "Upside Down" 3. The Hidden Origins of Slavery A View from the Cabins: Black and White Together "English and Negroes in Armes": Bacon's Rebellion "White Over Black" Part Two: Contradictions The Rise of the Cotton Kingdom 4. Towards "the Stony Mountains": From Removal to Reservation Andrew Jackson: "To Tread on the Graves of Extinct Nations" The "Embittered Human Heart": The Choctaws "The Trail of Tears": The Cherokees "American Progress": The "Iron Horse" in the West 5. "No More Peck o'Corn": Slavery and Its Discontents "North of Slavery" Was Sambo Real? Frederick Douglass: Son of His Master Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism "Tell Linkum Dat We Wants Land" 6. Fleeing "the Tyrant's Heel": "Exiles" from Ireland Behind Emigration: "John Bull Must Have the Beef" An "Immortal Irish Brigade" of Workers Irish "Maids" and "Factory Girls" "Green Power": The Irish "Ethnic" Strategy 7. Foreigners in Their Native Land: The War Against Mexico "We Must Be Conquerors or We Are Robbers" Anglo over Mexican 8. Searching for Gold Mountain: Strangers from a Different Shore Pioneers from China Twice a Minority: Chinese Women in America A Colony of "Bachelors" A Sudden Change in Fortune: The San Francisco Earthquake "Caught in Between": Chinese Born in America Part Three: Transitions The End of the Frontier: The Emergence of an American Empire 9. The "Indian Question": From Reservation to Reorganization The Massacre at Wounded Knee Where the Buffalo No Longer Roamed: Custer and Walker Allotment and Assimilation The Indian "New Deal": What Kind of a "Deal" Was It? 10. From Japan to the Land of "Money Trees" Picture Brides in America Tears in the Canefields Transforming California: From Deserts to Farms The Nisei: Americans by Birth 11. The Exodus from Russia: Pushed by Pogroms A Shtetl in America In the Sweatshops: An Army of Garment Workers Daughters of the Colony Up from "Greenhorns": Crossing Delancey Street 12. El Norte: Up from Mexico Sprinkling the Fields with the Sweat of Their Brows Tortillas and Rotis: Mixed Marriages On the Other Side of the Tracks The Barrio: A Mexican American World 13. To the Land of Hope: Blacks in the Urban North "The Wind Said North" "The Black Metropolis" and "the Negro Capital" Black Pride in Harlem: Marcus Garvey and Langston Hughes "But a Few Pegs to Fall": The Great Depression Part Four: Transformations The Problem of the Color Lines 14. World War II: American Dilemmas Japanese Americans: "A Tremendous Hole" in the Constitution African Americans: "Bomb the Color Line" Mexican Americans: Beyond the Barrio Native Americans: "Why Fight the White Man's War?" Jewish Americans: A "Deafening Silence" A Holocaust Called Hiroshima 15. Out of the War: Clamors for Change "Rising Winds" for Social Justice Raisins in the Sun: Dreams Deferred Asian Americans: A "Model Minority" for Blacks? 16. Again, The "Tempest-Tost" From a "Teeming Shore": Russia, Ireland, and China "Dragon's Teeth of Fire": Vietnam Wars of Terror: Afghanistan Beckoned North: Mexico 17. "The Mystic Chords of Memory": History Matters Author's Note: On Writing History
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Minorities -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Cultural pluralism -- United States -- History.