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To Learn more about the Latinx Community in the Kansas City, The Midwest, and across the United States consult the following sources:

Latinx in KC

Mendoza, Valerie Marie. “The Creation of a Mexican Immigrant Community in Kansas City, 1890-1930.” PhD Diss., University of California Berkeley, 1997.

Torres, Theresa L. The Paradox of Latina Religious Leadership in the Catholic Church: Las Guadalupanas of Kansas City. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

Ortiz, Leonard David. “La Voz de la Gente: Chicano Activist Publications in the Kansas City Area, 1968-1989,” Kansas History 22: 3 (Autumn 1999) 229-244.


Latinx in the Midwest

Arredondo, Gabriela F. Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-39. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Fernández, Lilia. Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

García, Juan R. Mexicans in the Midwest, 1900-1930. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2004.

Innis-Jiménez, Michael. Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

Pérez, Gina M. The Near Northwest Side Story: Migration, Displacement, & Puerto Rican Families. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Rúa, Mérida M. A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Neighborhoods. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Valdés, Dionicio N. Barrios Norteños: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

Valerio-Jiménez, Omar, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox. The Latina/o Midwest Reader. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Vargas, Zaragosa. Proletarians of the North: Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Vega, Sujey. Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest. New York: New York University Press, 2015.


Latinx in the United States

Acuña, Rodolfo F. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos. New York: Pearson, 2014.

Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic. The Latino Condition: A Critical Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2010.

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

Gutiérrez, David G. The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

Gutiérrez, Ramon A. and Tomás Almaguer. The New Latino Studies Reader: A Twenty-First Century Perspective. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Mitchell, Pablo R. History of Latinos: Exploring Diverse Roots. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2014.

Pérez, Gina M., Frank A. Guridy, and Adrian Burgos, Jr. Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America. New York: New York University Press:2010.

Ruíz, Vicki L. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol. Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Suarez, Ray. Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation. New York: Celebra, 2013.

Vargas, Zaragosa. Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans From Colonial Times to the Present Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.