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By Rebecca Stefoff

A longtime professor of Ethnic reviews on the college of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki used to be well-known as one of many optimum students of yank ethnic heritage and variety. while the 1st variation of A Different replicate was released in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a significant revisionist historical past of the United States that's prone to develop into a vintage of multicultural experiences" and named it one of many ten top books of the 12 months. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who tailored Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's background of the U.S. for more youthful readers, turns the up-to-date 2008 variation of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A diversified replicate for Young People.

Drawing on Takaki's monstrous array of basic resources, and staying precise to his personal phrases every time attainable, A Different replicate for youth brings ethnic historical past alive throughout the phrases of individuals, together with children, who recorded their reports in...

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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. He told Jackson that the government should encourage Native American people to sell their forests and become farmers, like the whites. Three decades later, Andrew Jackson was president. Under his leadership, the government forced thousands of Indians off their land. Farming offered no protection—even Native people who were farmers were removed from land that white Americans desired.

The Puritan colonists in Massachusetts were strict Protestants who believed in witchcraft. They claimed that some of the colonists whom they accused of witchcraft had been encouraged by demons in the form of Indians. Not everyone in the English settlements saw the Native Americans as completely demons or animals. Mary Rowlandson had been captured by the Narragansett during King Philip’s War. She lived with them for eleven weeks. In 1682, after she had returned to white society, she published a book about her experiences with the Indians.

New England Turns Indians into Demons John Smith had sailed north from Virginia in 1616 to explore the New England coast. ” Indeed, the Native Americans of the New England coast—the Wampanoag, Pequot, Narragansett, and others—were farmers. They grew corn, beans, and pumpkins, and they planted groves of chestnut and hickory trees to supply their communities with nuts. This way of life brought them into competition with the English Pilgrims who founded a colony at Plymouth Rock in 1620, and then with the Puritans who soon settled on Massachusetts Bay.

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