Douglas Monroy is a professor of history at the Colorado College. He is the author of Thrown among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (1990), winner of the OAH James Rawley Prize; Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression (1999); and The Borders Within: Encounters with Mexico and America (2008), a book of essays on a variety of topics including the missions of California, the novel Ramona, American liberalism and Mexico, and NAFTA and immigration.
- After the Days of Cows, Fiestas, and Honorable Caballeros: Forging the Californio Legacy
- Revisioning Ourselves Anew: Mexicans, Americans, and the New World Border
- The Missions Live: Indians, Priests, Devotion, and Reconciliation
- When the Past Speaks to Chicano Historians: Mission Indians, Boxers, and Movie Stars
- Woodrow Wilson's Guns: American Liberalism and the Problem of Mexico