By focusing on Andrade's remarkable, yet widely overlooked case, Lukens sheds light on the intersection of citizenship, race, and rights in the United States in the early twentieth century.
—Journal of American Ethnic History
No one yet has provided this kind of insight on the process that occurred before Mexicans were finally considered white by every agency of the government.
—Ignacio M. García, author of White But Not Equal: Mexican Americans, Jury Discrimination, and the Supreme Court
Lukens has identified a topic that is extremely worthy of study. He has uncovered very interesting and previously unknown elements of this story [and] his account of the Andrade decision is engrossing.
—Cybelle Fox, University of California, Berkeley