Walz's study provides extensive detail on the scholarship of ethnicity building. For those more interested in history and events than in historiography, the study incorporates oral histories, case studies, and statistics to reveal the personal experiences of immigrants.
—Journal of Arizona History
Eric Walz's fine book provides a long-overdue history of the experience of Japanese immigrants in the Interior West. This a well-written, engaging, important book that should be read by all scholars of the North American West.
—Laura Woodworth-Ney, author of Women in the American West
Eric Walz has given us what may turn out to be the definitive treatment of inland Japanese Americans.
—Paul Spickard, Oregon Historical Quarterly