Authoritative collection...wisely eschews neat conclusions.
(Cheryl Harris Sharman San Francisco Chronicle
The book is a valuable contribution.
(Susan J. Freiband American Reference Books Annual
It will become a major reference for graduate and faculty research...Highly recommended.
This is an important and much-needed anthology of 11 essays covering various aspects of recent (1960 to present) U.S. Latino history.
(Orlando Archibeque Reforma Newsletter
This essay collection is informative, thought-provoking, and well-timed.
(Western Historical Quarterly
Gutiérrez provides a realistic and powerful interpretation of the Latino experience in America. This book is a must read for researchers, policymakers, community leaders, educators, and, indeed, anyone wishing to study the Latino experience and influence on American life.
(Carmen Izaguirre Monthly Labor Review
The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 will become the starting place for all research on the Latinization of the United States over the past few decades. David Gutiérrez brings together an all-star cast to discuss the great demographic transformation in modern American society. The volume provides a wealth of information and fills a previous void in the literature on Latinization by charting new analytical waters to include the experiences of multiple Latino subpopulations in the United States, including ethnic Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Central Americans and South Americans. Drawing on experts in sociology, anthropology, political science, and history, the essays collectively explore and interpret the social, cultural, and political significance of the shifting boundaries of the diverse Latino subpopulations in the United States. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the expanding Latino population and its influence on American life.
(Jacqueline Hagan, University of Houston)