Mulatto Republic contributes immensely to an alternative analysis of anti-black identity and will undoubtedly inspire other researchers to probe deeply into the once-safe assumption that the anti-Haitian and Trujillato dictatorship provided the formidable answer to the question of identity formation in the Dominican Republic.
--The Caribbean Quarterly
Seeks... to unravel what appears or figures as a mystery: that of the racial imaginary in a society like the Dominican, in which the black presence is undeniable, but in which, as contradictory as it looks, monumental efforts have been made... to deny it.
--A Contra Corriente
One of the best and most thoroughly researched contributions to Dominican history in several years.
An unequivocal contribution to the scholarship, adding significantly to the conversation about race and Dominican identity and opening up new repertoires of inquiry and research.
--Hispanic American Historical Review
This rich and highly readable synthesis of racial thought in San Pedro demonstrates that Dominican ideas about race evolved in dialogue and in struggle with a series of interlocutors, not just its western neighbor.
--New West Indian Guide