Embry and her authors should receive praise for continuing to advance oral history as a vital historic source.
—Western History Quarterly
Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West
's focus on the ethnic, religious, individual and collective agency, rising political awareness, the relationship to landscape, and shared spaces and the diverse and divergent communities in the West offers the reader a more comprehensive view of how we got here through the eyes of everyday people, talking about everyday things.
—Rose T. Diaz, contributor to Nuestras Mujeres, Hispanas of New Mexico: Their Image and Their Lives, 1582-1992
Although each chapter is written by a different author, the core theme of the book is the important role oral history serves in not only researching the region, but expanding the understanding of whose stories make up the fabric of the modern West.
—Stephen Sloan, director for the Institute of Oral History