Acosta's captivating read highlights the social mobility of the working class in Arizona and provides ample thought for scholars researching gender and ethnicity in the Southwest.
—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The archival research is wide and deep. Grounded in varied sources, the book is lucidly written. It highlights people's lived experiences.
—Western Historical Quarterly
Acosta's excellent, well-written study is a welcome addition to the historical literature concerning the multicultural Southwest. He illustrates that, even though the law and majority culture displayed extreme racism and discrimination, individuals made their own decisions, circumventing miscegenation laws and forming interethnic unions that furthered the development of a diverse culture in Tucson and the Southwest.
—Journal of Arizona History
Acosta carefully delineates intermarriage patterns between Mexicans and non-Mexicans in southern Arizona, primarily Tucson, between 1860 and 1930. This task has never been achieved to the level presented in this book.
—F. Arturo Rosales, author of Chicano! A History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
The book provides much never-before-seen archival research of the scope and tenor of interracial marriages in the Arizona Territory . . . at the height of U.S. expansionism.
—Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, author of Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries