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Jews to Kansas Bibliography

Image of and link to an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company promotional advertisement , "Free Sleeping Cars for Emigrants...," 1884Carpenter, Garrett R. "Silkville: A Kansas Attempt in the History of Fourierist Utopias, 1869-1892." Emporia State Research Studies 3 (December 1954): 3-29.

Douglas, Donald M. "Forgotten Zions: Jewish Agricultural Colonies in Kansas in the 1880s." Kansas History 16 (Summer 1993): 108-119. (SP 906/K13q/v. 16/no. 2/p. 108).

Feld, Lipman Goldman. "New Light on the Lost Jewish Colony of Beersheba, Kansas, 1882-1886." American-Jewish Historical Quarterly 60 (December 1970): 159-168. Beersheba was located in Hodgeman County.

Harris, L. David. Sod Jerusalems: Jewish Agricultural Communities in Frontier Kansas. Topeka, KS: Author, 1984. (K/296/H242).

Levinson, Robert E. "American Jews in the West." Western Historical Quarterly 5 (July 1974): 285-294.

Rothman, Hal K. "Building Community: The Jews of Wichita 1860-1900." Kansas Quarterly 25 (no. 2, 1994): 77-86. Formation of Jewish owned businesses and development of a synagogue.

___________. "Same Horse, New Wagon: Tradition and Assimilation Among Jews of Wichita, 1865-1930." Great Plains Quarterly 15 (Spring 1995): 117-132. Describes the sense of identity for the relatively small numbers of Jews in Wichita.

Rudin, A. James. "Beersheba, Kan.: `God's Pure Air on Government Land'." Kansas Historical Quarterly 34 (Autumn 1968): 282-298. Jewish settlement in southwestern Kansas in the 1880s.

Temple Beth Sholom. The Spirit Unconsumed. Topeka: Compiler, 1979. (K/296/T62) An 86-page history of Topeka's Jewish community from 1868 to 1979 which utilizes oral interviews, written records, and includes some institutional history.