Laslett shows in great detail—perhaps more than in any other account of the Chavez Ravine—how the dislodging of Mexican Americans from the large barrio occurred within a progressive occurrence involving various players that were not ideologically or economically attached to each other.
—F. Arturo Rosales, author of Chicano!: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Chavez Ravine is a Goliath versus David story with many unresolved questions. With the aid of first rate scholarship, Professor John Laslett provides better answers than anyone.
—Juan Gomez-Quinones, co-author of Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977