» Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States (New York: Longman, second edition, 2005, AP edition, 2005, third edition, 2008, fourth edition, forthcoming) co-authored with Jacqueline Jones, Peter Wood, Elaine T. May and Thomas Borstelmann

» From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998; Tenth Anniversary Edition, 2008) [also available on kindle] [selected as an ACLS Humanities E-book as well as an ACLS-HEB handheld edition] American Library Association, Choice, Outstanding Academic Book of 1998

» Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987) (in eighth printing) National Women’s Political Caucus Distinguished Achievement Award

» Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, 3 vols. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), co-edited with Virginia Sánchez Korrol (Project grants include $140,000 from the Ford Foundation and $299,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities) American Association of University Presses 2007 Outstanding Public and Secondary School Library Selection; New York Public Library, 2007 Best in Reference.

» “Latinas in History: An Interactive Project,” co-developed with Virginia Sánchez Korrol and Carlos A. Cruz, 2009 (Supported by an $180,000 grant from the Ford Foundation).

» Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women’s History, Fourth Edition (New York: Routledge, 2008), sole editor. (Three previous editions co-edited with Ellen Carol DuBois, 1990, 1994, 1999) An abridged second edition was published in Japan, 1997. American Education Association Critic’s Choice Award

» Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008), co-edited with John R. Chávez

» “Citizen Restaurant: American Imaginaries, American Communities,” American Quarterly, 60:1 (March 2008): 1-21

» The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, Dialogues (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007), co-edited with Eileen Boris and Susan J. Kleinberg

» American Dreaming, Global Realities: Re-Thinking U.S. Immigration History (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006), co-edited with Donna R. Gabaccia

» “Nuestra América: Latino History as United States History,” Journal of American History, 93:3 (December 2006): 655-672

» Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), co-edited with Virginia Sánchez Korrol