Lukens' book constitutes the first full-length treatment of this case and its fascinating backstory.
—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
This is a sophisticated historical treatment of an important subject, and as such, [it] is deserving of our attention.
—Journal of Arizona History
By focusing on Andrade's remarkable, yet widely overlooked case, Lukens sheds light on the intersection of citizenship, race, and rights in the United States in the early twentieth century.
—Journal of American Ethnic History
Lukens has uncovered very interesting and previously unknown elements of this story, [and] his account of the Andrade
decision is engrossing.
—Cybelle Fox, University of California, Berkeley
No one yet has provided this kind of insight on the process that occurred before Mexicans were finally considered white by every agency of the government.
—Ignacio M. García, author of White But Not Equal: Mexican Americans, Jury Discrimination, and the Supreme Court