Growing Up American

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June 23, 2016, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Isaias J. McCaffery

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the children of Kansas immigrants lived with their feet planted in two distinct worlds. Immersed in the traditions of their transplanted parents, many young ethnic community members also came to see themselves as authentic Americans--at least to varying degrees. Many children became entirely comfortable in "American settings," completely familiar with the language and culture of mainstream life on the southern Plains. This presentation explores how these children often felt pulled between two identities--with two languages, two behavior patterns, and often two names--not entirely rooted in either camp.P

Dodge City Public Library
1001 N 2nd Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801-4416
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Sponsored by: Dodge City Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Michael Biltz
(620) 225-0248