The Great Plains During World War II

Suggested Readings

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Armstrong, Robert M. "Nebraska and Nebraskans in World War II." Nebraska History 24 (July-September 1943): 174-80.

Ávila, Henry J. "Immigration and Integration: The Mexican American Community in Garden City, Kansas, 1900-1950." Kansas History 20 (Spring 1997): 22-37.

Bentley, Amy. Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Bergh, Helen J. "Troop Trains and Pheasant Sandwiches: The Aberdeen Canteen in World War II." South Dakota History 23 (Summer 1993): 133-41.

Bernstein, Alison R. American Indians and World War II: Toward a New Era in Indian Affairs. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.

Billington, Ray Allen. "The Origins of Middle Western Isolationism." Political Science Quarterly 60 (March 1945): 44-64.

Buecker, Thomas R. "Mules, Horses and Dogs–Fort Robinson in World War II." Council on America's Military Past 16, no. 1 (1989): 34-39.

Busse, Carole. "'She's a Good Girl and Loves America, Too': Housing for Women in WW II Fort Worth, Texas." Essays in History 12 (1991-1992): 174-94.

Campbell, D'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.

Carpenter, Stephanie A. On the Farm Front: The Women's Land Army in World War II. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.

—. "'Regular Farm Girl': The Women's Land Army in World War II." Agricultural History 71 (Spring 1997): 163-85.

Cassity, Michael. "'In a Narrow Grave': World War II and the Subjugation of Wyoming." Wyoming Historical Journal no. 2 (1996): 2-13.

Chamberlain, Charles D. III. "'On the Train and Gone:' Worker Mobility in the Rural Southwest During World War II, 1939-1945." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 53 (April 2000): 427-51.

Chavez, Carmen R. "Coming of Age During the War: Reminiscences of an Albuquerque Hispana." New Mexico Historical Review 70 (October 1995): 383-97.

Cherny, Robert W. "Isolationist Voting in 1940: A Statistical Analysis." Nebraska History 52 (Fall 1971): 293-310.

Childs, William R. "Texas, the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, and State Control of Oil Production: Regionalism, States' Rights, and Federalism during World War II." Pacific Historical Review 64 (November 1995): 567-98.

Clifford, J. Garry. "A Note on the Break Between Senator Nye and President Roosevelt in 1939." North Dakota History 49 (Fall 1982): 14-17.

Coalson, George O. The Development of the Migratory Farm Labor System in Texas: 1900-1954. San Francisco: R and E Research Associates, 1977.

Coffey, Marilyn. Great Plains Patchwork: A Memoir. Ames, Ia.: Iowa State University Press, 1989.

Collier, John. "The Indian in a Wartime Nation." Annals of the American Academy of Political Science 223 (September 1942): 29-35.

Craig, Richard B. The Bracero Program: Interest Groups and Foreign Policy Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971.

Cross, George Flynn. Professors, Presidents, and Politicians: Civil Rights at the University of Oklahoma, 1890-1968. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

Cummings, Tom. "An Examination of the Lubell Thesis: McIntosh County, North Dakota, 1936-1940." North Dakota Quarterly 42, no.4 (1974): 26-41.

Dalfiume, Richard M. "The 'Forgotten Years' of the Negro Revolution," Journal of American History 55 (June 1968): 90-106.

Erickson, Neis. "Prairie Pacifist: Senator Lynn J. Frazier and America's Global Mission, 1927-1940." North Dakota History 52 (Fall 1985): 27-32.

Fagan, Michele L. "Nebraska Nursing Education During World War II." Nebraska History 73 (Fall 1992): 126-37.

Fearon, Peter. "Ploughshares into Airplanes: Manufacturing Industry and Workers During World War II." Kansas History 22 (Winter 1999-2000): 298-314.

Foley, Neil. The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Fuller, Edward J. "Scrap Drives, New Vocational Courses, and Patriotic Songs: Dallas Schools and Negro Support of World War II." Journal of the Midwest History of Education 21 (1944): 173-89.

Furdell, William J. "The Great Falls Home Front During World War II." Montana: The Magazine of Western History 48 (Winter 1998): 63-75.

Gamboa, Erasmo. Mexican labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Gamradt, Crystal J. "Adapting to Serve: South Dakota State College Responds to World War II." South Dakota History 36 (Spring 2006): 66-87.

Geistle, Gary. "The Crucial Decade: The 1940s and Beyond." Journal of American History 92 (March 2006): 1292-99.

Gluck, Sheena Berger. Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, the War and Social Change. Boston: Twayne Pub., 1987.

Grant, Michael J. "'Food Will Win the War and Write the Peace:' The Federal Government and Kansas Farmers During World War II." Kansas History 20 (Winter 1997-1998): 242-57.

Grant, Philip A. Jr. "The Kansas Congressional Delegation and the Lend-Lease Act of 1941." Kansas History 14 (Summer 1991): 72-81.

—. "The Kansas Congressional Delegation and the Selective Service Act of 1940." Kansas History 2 (Autumn 1979): 196-205.

Grove, Wayne A. "The Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-1964: Government-Administered Labor Market Insurance for Farmers." Agricultural History 70 (Spring 1996): 302-20.

Guglielmo, Thomas A. "Fighting for Caucasian Rights: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and the Transnational Struggle for Civil Rights in World War II Texas." Journal of American History 92 (March 2006): 212-37.

Guinsburg, Thomas N. "The George W. Norris 'Conversion' to Internationalism, 1939-1941." Nebraska History 53 (Winter 1972): 477-90.

Hale, Duane K. "Uncle Sam's Warriors: American Indians in World War II." Chronicles of Oklahoma 69 (Winter 1992): 408-29.

Hartmann, Susan M. The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s. Boston: Twayne Pub., 1982.

Hewitt, William L. "Mexican Workers in Wyoming During World War II: Necessity, Discrimination and Protest." Annals of Wyoming 54 (Fall 1982): 20-33.

Honey, Maureen. Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II. Columbia: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

—. Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender, and Propaganda during World War II. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.

—. "The 'Womanpower' Campaign: Advertising and Recruitment Propaganda during World War II." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 6 (Spring/Summer 1981): 50-56.

Hurt, R. Douglas. The Great Plains during World War II, 1939-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Johnson, Judith R. "Uncle Sam Wanted Them Too! Women Aircraft Workers in Wichita During World War II." Kansas History 17 (Spring 1994): 38-49.

Jones, Robert C. Mexican War Workers in the United States: The Mexico-United States Manpower Recruiting Program and Its Operation. Washington, D. C.: Pan American Union, Division of Labor and Social Information, 1945.

Karolevitz, Robert F. "Life on the Home Front: South Dakota in World War II." South Dakota History 19 (Fall 1989): 392-423.

Kollmorgen, Walton M. and George F. Jenks. "A Geographic Study of Population and Settlement Changes in Sherman County, Kansas, Part II Goodland." Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 58 (March 1952): 1-37.

Larson, George A. "Nebraska's World War II Bomber Plant: The Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company." Nebraska History 74 (Spring 1993): 32-43.

Larson, T. A. Wyoming's War Years, 1941-1945. 1954. Reprint, Cheyenne: Wyoming Historical Foundation, 1993

Larsen, Lawrence H. "Gerald Nye and the Isolationist Argument." North Dakota History 47 (Winter 1980): 25-27.

Lee, James Ward. 1941: Texas Goes to War. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1991.

Lee, R. Alton. Farmers vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860-1960. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.

Leff, Mark H. "The Politics of Sacrifice on the American Home Front in World War II." Journal of American History 77 (March 1991): 1296-1318.

Leonard, Robert James. "The Nye Committee: Legislating Against War." North Dakota History 41 (Fall 1974): 20-28.

Leonard, Stephen J. "Denver at War: The Home Front in World War II." Colorado Heritage, no. 4 (1987): 30-39.

Lingeman, Richard R. Don't You Know There's a War On?: The Home Front, 1941-1945. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1970.

Liss, Samuel. "Farm Wage Boards Under the Cooperative Extension Service During World War II." Agricultural History 27 (July 1953): 103-08.

—. "The Concept and Determination of Prevailing Wage Scales in Agriculture During World War II." Agricultural History 24 (January 1950): 4-18.

Litoff, Judy Barrett and David C. Smith. "'To the Rescue of the Crops': The Women's Land Army during World War II." Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives 25 (Winter 1993): 346-61.

McCusker, Kristine M. "'The Forgotten Years' of America's Civil Rights Movement: Wartime Protests at the University of Kansas, 1939-1945." Kansas History 17 (Spring 1994): 26-37.

McGlade, Jacqueline. "The Zoning of Fort Crook: Urban Expansion vs. County Home Rule." Nebraska History 64 (Spring 1983): 21-34.

Macias, Richard. "'We All Had A Cause': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945." Kansas History 28 (Winter 2005-2006): 244-61.

Mihelich, Dennis N. "The Lincoln Urban League: The Travail of Depression and War." Nebraska History 70 (Winter 1989): 303-16.

—. "World War II and the Transformation of the Omaha Urban League." Nebraska History 60 (Fall 1979): 401-23.

Milkman, Ruth. Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Moeller, James C. "Answering the Call: Omaha Jewry and the War Effort, 1941-1945." Memories of the Jewish Midwest 10 (1995): 2-7.

Montejano, David. "The Demise of 'Jim Crow' for Texas Mexicans, 1940-1970." Azltan 16, nos. 1-2 (1987): 27-69.

Nash, Gerald D. The American West Transformed: The Impact of the Second World War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.

—. The Great Depression and World War II: Organizing America, 1933-1945. New York: St. Martin's, 1979.

—. World War II and the West: Reshaping the Economy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

Neugebauer, Janet M. ed. Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. College Station: Texas A & M. University Press, 1991.

"No Bread Today: Wartime Rationing." Colorado Heritage, no. 1 (Winter 1995): 29-31.

O'Brien, Kenneth Paul and Lynn Judson Parsons. The Home-Front War: World War II in American Society. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

O'Brien, Patrick G. "Kansas at War: The Home Front, 1941-1945." Kansas History 17 (Spring 1994): 6-25.

Osburn, William S. "Curtains for Jim Crow: Law, Race, and the Texas Railroads." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 105 (January 2002): 392-47.

Partin, John W. "The Dilemma of 'A Good, Very Good Man': Capper and Noninterventionism, 1936-1941." Kansas History 2 (Summer 1979): 86-95.

Peterson, Susan C. and Amy K. Rieger. "'They Needed Nurses at Home': The Cadet Nurse Corps in South Dakota and North Dakota." South Dakota History 23 (Summer 1993): 122-32.

Pfaff, Christine. "Bullets for the Yanks: Colorado's World War II Ammunition Factory." Colorado Heritage no. 2 (Summer 1992): 33-45.

Pfluger, James R. "Fuel for Victory: Texas Panhandle Petroleum, 1941-1945." Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 62 (1989): 19-56.

Rasmussen, Wayne D. A History of the Emergency Farm Labor Supply Program, 1943-47. Agriculture Monograph No. 13. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1951.

Rupp, Leila J. Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.

Russell, Beverly. "World War II Boomtown: Hastings and the Naval Ammunition Depot," Nebraska History 76 (Summer/Fall 1995): 75-83.

Schlebecker, John T. Cattle Raising on the Plains, 1900-1950. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1963.

Schwartz, Harry. Seasonal Farm Labor in the United States, With Special Reference to Hired Workers in Fruit and Vegetable and Sugar-Beet Production. New York: Columbia University Press, 1945.

Scruggs, Otey M. "Braceros, "Wetbacks," and the Farm Labor Problem. New York: Garland Pub. Inc., 1988.

—. "Texas and the Bracero Program, 1942-1947." Pacific Historical Review 32 (February 1963): 251-64.

—. "The Bracero Program Under the Farm Security Administration, 1942-1943." Labor History 4 (Spring 1962): 149-68.

—. "The United States, Mexico, and the Wetbacks, 1942-1947." Pacific Historical Review 30 (May 1961): 149-64.

Simmons, Jerold. "Public Leadership in a World War II Boom Town: Bellevue, Nebraska." Nebraska History 65 (Winter 1984): 484-99.

Sitkoff, Harvard. "Racial Militancy and Interracial Violence in the Second World War." Journal of American History 58 (December 1971): 661-80.

Sloan, Charles William, Jr., ed. "The Newelletters: E. Gail Carpenter Describes Life on the Home Front: Part I." Kansas History 11 (Spring 1988): 54-72.

—. "The Newelletters: E. Gail Carpenter Describes Life on the Home Front: Part II." Kansas History 11 (Summer 1988): 123-42.

—. "The Newelletters: E. Gail Carpenter Describes Life on the Home Front: Part III." Kansas History 11 (Autumn 1988): 150-70.

—. "The Newelletters: E. Gail Carpenter Describes Life on the Home Front: Part IV." Kansas History 11 (Winter 1988-1989): 222-39.

Smith, Caron. "The Women's Land Army During World War II." Kansas History 14 (Summer 1991): 82-88.

Smith, Karen Manners. "Father, Son, and Country on the Eve of War: William Allen White, William Lindsay White, and American Isolationism, 1940-1941." Kansas History 28 (Spring 2005): 30-43.

Smuckler, Ralph H. "The Region of Isolationism." American Political Science Review 47 (June 1953): 386-401.

Spritzer, Donald E. "Senators in Conflict." Montana: The Magazine of Western History 23 (Spring 1973): 16-33.

Straub, Eleanor F. "United States Government Policy Toward Civilian Women During World War II." Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives 5 (Winter 1973): 240-54.

Terkel, Studs. "The Good War": An Oral History of World War II. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Townsend, Kenneth W. World War II and the American Indian. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000.

Tuttle, William M. "Aid-to-the Allies Short-of-War versus American Interventionism, 1940: A Reappraisal of William Allen White's Leadership." Journal of American History 56 (March 1970): 840-58.

—. "William Allen White and Verne Marshall: Two Midwestern Editors Debate Aid to the Allies versus Isolationism." Kansas Historical Quarterly 32 (Summer 1966): 201-09.

"Uprooted: A Portfolio of Japanese-Americans in World War II." Colorado Heritage, no 1. (1989): 12-28.

Weatherford, Doris. American Women and World War II. New York: Facts on File, 1990.

"What Did You Do in the War?" Nebraska History 72 (Winter 1991). Theme Issue

White, William Allen. "This Is America: The Middle West Drifts to the Right." Nation 148 (June 3, 1939): 635-38.

Wilcox, Walter W. The Farmer in the Second World War. Ames: State College Press, 1947.

Wilkins, Robert P. "The Non-Ethnic Roots of North Dakota Isolationism." Nebraska History 44 (September 1963): 205-21.

Wit, Tracy Lyn. "The Social and Economic Impact of World War II Munitions Manufacture on Grand Island, Nebraska." Nebraska History 71 (Fall 1990): 151-63.