Thomas Sheridan's fine book tells an increasingly familiar story of how mexicanos
in a southwestern community have fared over time under Anglo-American control. . . . A splendid book.
Widely acclaimed as a model of innovative research, inspired writing, and thoughtful analysis.
—Journal of Arizona History
This is a rich and wide-ranging history of Mexicans in Tucson from the post-Mexican War era to World War II. . . . A valuable new addition to Chicano and southwestern community history.
—The American Historical Review
Blending oral histories, biographies and computer-processed census data, Los Tucsonenses traces the flowering of this Mexican culture.
A model of how such studies should be executed and presented.
Everyone who reads it will emerge with an enriched understanding of the city's history.
The subject matter alone makes this a significant study. But beyond that, the book has two other strengths: it is thoroughly researched and documented, and the author has avoided model building in favor of telling the story his facts support. . . . A noteworthy addition to regional, urban, and ethnic history collections