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Hmong-Americans in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

"Why Some Can’t Go Back: Personal Stories about Hmong, Vietnamese, and Korean Immigrants," by Sunny C. Kim.
Colors (Minneapolis, Minn.), vol. 4, no. 3 (May-June 1995).
MNHS call number: F615.A1 C65 v.4:3

"Between Two Worlds," a photo essay by Wing Young Huie.
Region (Minneapolis, Minn.: 1987), vol. 17, no. 1 (May 2003). 
MNHS call number:  F615.H55 B47 2003

"American Odyssey: They Fled Terror in Laos After Secretly Aiding American Forces in the Vietnam War: Now 200,000 Hmong Prosper, and Struggle, in the United States," by Marc Kaufman.
Smithsonian, vol. 35, no. 6 (Sept. 2004). 
MNHS call number: E184.H55 K38 2004

"Hmong Women Enrich Hennepin County’s Folk Art Tradition," by Susan Graves.
Hmong Times, vol. 1, ed. 1 (May 22, 1998).
MNHS call number: F612.H52 H4 v.48:4

"Open House Journal: A Vision of History," by Benjamin Filene.
Minnesota History, vol. 39, no. 2 (summer 2004).
MNHS call numberelectronic version of article (PDF)

"Back to the Land: For the Hmong of Minnesota, Farming is a Way to Recapture their Paradise Lost," by Connie Lauerman.
Chicago Tribune Magazine, Oct. 1, 1989.
MNHS call number: F613.T9 H5553 1989

"The Hmong in America: Laotian Refugees in the 'Land of the Giants'," by Spencer Sherman.
National Geographic, vol. 174, no. 4 (Oct. 1988).
MNHS call number: E184.H55 S54 1988

"Between Cultures: Oral History of Hmong Teen-agers in Minneapolis," by David L. Moore.
Hmong Forum, vol. 2 (1991).
MNHS call number: DS539.H66 H56 v.2

"The Transition of Wat Tham Krabok Hmong children to Saint Paul Public Schools: Perspectives of Teachers, Principals, and Hmong Parents," by Bic Ngo, Martha Bigelow, Kyla L. Wahlstrom.
Hmong Studies Journal, vol. 8 (2007).
MNHS call number: LC3501.H56 N46 2007

Books

Hmong in Minnesota, by Chia Youyee Vang, foreword by Bill Holm.
Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2008.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F615.H55 V36 2008, also available for purchase.

Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans, edited by Mai Neng Moua.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room PS508.H63 B36 2002, also available for purchase.

A People’s History of the Hmong, by Paul Hillmer.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2010.
MNHS call number: Reading Room DS509.5.H66 H55 2010, also available for purchase.

Voices and Visions: Snapshots of the Southeast Asian Communities in the Twin Cities, by Bicultural Training Partnership.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Saint Paul Foundation, 1996.
MNHS call number: F613.T9 I438 1996

Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens, edited by Vincent K. Her and Mary Louise Buley-Meissner.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2012.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room E184.H55 H555 2012, also available for purchase.

Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora, by Chia Youyee Vang.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E184.H55 V35 2010

Introduction to Hmong History and Culture, by Neng Yang, Lee Thao, Kaying Yang, and Soua K. Yang.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Minneapolis Public School[s], Collaborative Services Dept., 1994.
MNHS call number: DS509.5.H66 I58 1994

Speaking for Themselves: A Survey of Hispanic, Hmong, Russian, and Somali immigrants in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, by Wilder Research Center.
Saint Paul, MN: Wilder Research Center, 2000.
MNHS call number: F615.A1 S68 2000

Fighters, Refugees, Immigrants:  A Story of the Hmong, by Mace Goldfarb.
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1982
MNHS call number: HV640.4.T5 G63

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang.
Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2008.
MNHS call number: E184.H55 Y36 2008

Bibliographies

"Bibliography on the Hmong: A Project of the Minnesota Historical Society," by Yuepheng L. Xiong.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1995.
MNHS call number: F602.49 .X46 1995 

Video

Farewell to Freedom
Written and produced by: Greg Pratt.  News and Public Affairs Unit of WCCO-TV.
MNHS call number: 58

The Hang Family: New Immigrants
Independent School District No. 279.  Osseo, Minn.: c1983.
MNHS call number: 74

Secondary Sources

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