The authors present sophisticated arguments that contribute to the understanding of race, ethnicity, and national identity in Latin America, as well as broader discussions of nation-building projects.

Magnificent and illuminating. . . .the volume reveals the missing elements in studies of race and mestizaje in Latin America. . . .[and] presents compelling evidence to support the importance of timing in historical processes. . . .We can now also see the extent to which Latin America has long been a continent on the move, in which displacement and rural-urban migration have, perhaps even as much as immigration from other continents, shaped the histories of peoples, states and nations.
--H-net reviews

Refreshing. . . . Successfully places Latin America on the migratory map and clearly demonstrates the complex nature of nationalism and identity formation in the Americas.
--Hispanic American Historical Review

Significantly adds to the scant literature on the interplay of immigration, nation building and nationalism. . . . Thought-provoking and stimulating.
--Journal of Latin American Studies

Breaks new ground by presenting the topics of assimilation, race formation and transnationalism to support an overall argument about how the development of Latin American nations was closely linked to global migratory currents.
--Bulletin of Latin American Research