A must for scholars in the field of Mexican American studies. . . . A gripping narrative of the beginning of the Mexican migration to the Midwest and the conditions under which these migrants lived. He describes social and economic forces that shaped their lives, such as discrimination and overcrowded housing, as well as the mechanisms through which they survived.
Will be of great interest to scholars and students with diverse interests. . . . A 'must read' for students of Latin American, United States, and regional history; ethnic and diplomatic history; and those persons wishing to learn more about Mexicans in the Midwestern United States.
Journal of the West
An important book on a significant and neglected topic . . . Garcia's work takes a fundamental step in recording the part Mexicans played in the development of the Midwest.
Great Plains Quarterly
A solid general treatment of a Mexican generation in the Midwest and is sure to be widely consulted by both scholars and a general audience.
Journal of History