Below is a short compilation of books and websites that supplement a greater understanding of the rich history of Latinos in Fort Worth. Although some of the listed sources do not strictly focus on Fort Worth--or in some cases, the DFW area at all--they collectively contextualize the city as one of many in Texas and in the American Southwest that witnessed major events and radical transformations. For example, while Peter A. Szok and Carlos Eliseo Cuéllar's books delve into the rich history and landmarks of Fort Worth's Latino population, David Montejano and David R. Díaz's texts offer an understanding of the state and region in which Fort Worth was established and maintained from 1836 to the present. Meanwhile, sites like The Crisis at Mansfield, an online museum of the 1956 desegregation crisis that occurred in Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas, and the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project offer viewers a look into how race and ethnicity complicated living patterns in the South and the Southwest over the late-twentieth century.
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Cuéllar, Carlos Eliseo. Stories from the Barrio: A History of Mexican Fort Worth. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.
Díaz, David R. Barrio Urbanism: Chicanos, Planning, and American Cities. New York: Routledge, 2005.
García, Mario T. Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology, & Identity, 1930-1960. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
García y Griego, Manuel, Roberto R. Calderón. Más allá del Río Bravo: breve historia mexicana del norte de Texas. Secretaría de Realciones Exteriores, Consultoría Jurídica, Dirección General del Acervo Histórico Diplomático, 2013.
Gonzalez, Gilbert G. Chicano Education in the Era of Segregation. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2013.
Gonzales, Richard. Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2016.
Gutiérrez, David G. Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Montejano, David. Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987.
San Miguel, Guadalupe. Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.
Szok, Peter A. Restaurantes, Rumba, y Más: A Gringo's Guide to Latino Fort Worth. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2014.
Quiroz, Anthony. Claiming Citizenship: Mexican Americans in Victoria, Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005.
Zamora, Emilio. Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009.
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