"In this beautifully-written and clearly-argued work, Genevieve Carpio demonstrates the interconnectedness of mobility and race in inland southern California . . . [and] teaches scholars that mobility has been continuously contested, even as whites have sought to erase this history."
— Journal of Arizona History
"This text earns a place of prominence in the field of American and ethnic studies and contributes greatly to the study of US history."
"Carpio’s book is a noteworthy contribution to our historical and present-day understanding of how racial hierarchies are used to curtail the rights and privileges of communities of color. . . . Reading a bit like a local version of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States
, her writing poetically uncovers racial inequalities in the legal system, while simultaneously portraying a dynamic human experience."
— Boom California
"Carpio's book will no doubt inspire future scholars to consider the relationship between place and space, race, and mobility in a variety of temporal and geographic locations."
— Journal of the West
"Carpio shows how the Riverside Historical Society and many of the Inland Empire’s Route 66 historians manipulate their region’s history by remembering what they want to remember and ignoring the other accounts."
— LA Taco
"This book is a must-read for all scholars of the U.S. West and those who wish to understand the historical precedent for limited mobility created by the current carceral state and immigration regime."
— New Mexico Historical Review
"Carpio's attention to people's everyday negotiations with the structures that govern mobility will be of interest to historians of colonial and postcolonial mobility, to cultural historians of bicycles, automobiles, and highways, and to historians of migration, space, and place."
— Journal of Transport History
“Collisions at the Crossroads . . . presents a critical contribution to our understanding of the relationship between place, mobility, and race.”
— California History