David Levin, The Nation
"A grandly conceived attempt to employ the newest techniques of historical research (notably computerized demographic analysis) to achieve an old purpose: the recovery of a people's mentality from beneath the layers of myth and received opinion that have obscured it....[Votagers To The West] is conceived on an epic scale and executed with heroic determination."
Andrew Delbanco, New Republic
"Voyagers To The West is a superb book.... Bailyn joins the imagination and organizing skills of a master scholar to powerful stylistic gifts....It should be equally admired by and equally as attractive to the general reader as to the professional historian."
R. C. Simmons, Journal of American Studies
"[Bailyn's] concern his passion is to make the emigrants and their experiences live once more.... His fusions of the general and the particular, of the abstract and the concrete, of thought and feeling are the ideal of modern historical writing."