A unique, provocative approach to the history of the Southwest.
—Richard W. Etulain, author of Re-imagining the Modern American West: A Century of Fiction, History, and Art
A fresh and deeply learned view of the Southwest's twentieth-century history. Burke's mastery of recent scholarship, delightful prose, and personal connection to the region add up to an impressive and important reinterpretation. Particularly important is her determination to emphasize the longstanding presence of Native and Hispanic people, on their terms.
—Sherry L. Smith, co-editor of Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest