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Hispanics in Kansas Bibliography

Photo of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad section crew consisting of Mexican American workers, between 1925 and 1935.Beeson, Margaret, Marjorie Adams, and Rosalie King. Memories for Tomorrow: Mexican-American Recollections of Yesteryear. Detroit: Blaine Ethridge, 1983.

Benson, Janet E. "Staying Alive: Economic Strategies Among Immigrant Packing Plant Workers in Three Southwest Kansas Communities." Kansas Quarterly 25 (no. 2, 1994): 107-120. Based on many structured interviews with Hispanic, Lao, and Vietnamese immigrants in Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal.

Carranza, Miguel A. "The Hispanic Presence on the Great Plains: An Introduction." Great Plains Quarterly 10 (Spring 1990): 67-70. Serves as intro to a special issue on this often neglected subject.

Laird, Judith Fincher. "Argentine, Kansas: The Evolution of a Mexican-American Community, 1905-1940." Doc. diss., University of Kansas, 1975.

Photograph showing a Boy Scout raising the Mexican flag with a
 group of spectators looking on, at a Mexican fiesta in Garden City, 
1975.Mendoza, Valerie M. "They Came to Kansas: Searching for a Better Life." Kansas Quarterly 25 (no. 2, 1994): 97-106. A look at the immigrants from rural Mexico in the early 20th century, with attention to gender and family issues.

Mines, Cynthia. Riding the Rails to Kansas: The Mexican Immigrants. McPherson, Kans.: The Author, 1980.

Oppenheimer, Robert. "Acculturation or Assimilation: Mexican Immigrants in Kansas, 1900 to World War II." Western Historical Quarterly 16 (October 1985): 429-48.

Ricart, Domingo. "Just Across the Tracks, Report on a Survey of Five Mexican American Communities in the State of Kansas." Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1950. Study of communities in Emporia, Florence, Newton, Wichita, and Hutchinson.

Rutter, Larry G. "Mexican Americans in Kansas: a Survey and Social Mobility Study, 1900-1970." Master's thesis, Kansas State University, 1972.

Smith, Michael M. "The Mexican Immigrant Press Beyond the Borderlands: The Case of El Cosmopolita, 1914-19." Great Plains Quarterly 10 (Spring 1990): 71-85. Analyzes content of this 4-page weekly, published in Kansas City.

__________. "The Mexican Revolution in Kansas City: Jack Danciger versus the Colonia Elite." Kansas History 14 (Fall 1991) 206-218.