||"In all, he has taken a relatively narrow subject
and produced a solid, concise piece of scholarship. This is a welcome addition
to the growing number of monographs on Mexicans in the United States."
-Professor Mario T. Garcia, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Balderrama has carefully mined a variety of sources to write his history:oral interviews with the consuls and their associates, archival documents, court cases, newspapers and government publications. The result is a carefully researched and gracefully written book. In Defense of La Raza provides us with new sources of information on the Mexican community in the United States during the depression years."
-Professor Richard Griswold del Castillo, Department of Mexican American
"All of these themes are interwoven very nicely, with Balderrama's work being the first to focus directly on consular behavior as a central historical theme. The book is recommended to serious students of Mexican American history as well as to individuals interested in the history of binational and international relations."
-Professor W. Dirk Raat, Department of History, State University of New York College at Fredonia Fredonia, New York
"Francisco Balderrama has written a restrained, straightforward, readable, and informative examination of the activities of Los Angeles Mexican Consular officials during the critical turbulent years from 1929 to 1936."
-Professor Carlos Cortes, Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside
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