The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History

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Harvard University Press, Sep 24, 2019 - Social Science - 448 pages
Francis-Fallon returns to the origins of the U.S. “Spanish-speaking vote” to understand the history and potential of this political bloc. He finds that individual voters affiliate more with their particular ethnic communities than with the pan-ethnic Latino identity created for them, complicating the notion of a broader Latino constituency.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Many Political Communities of Latino America
15
2 Viva Kennedy and the Nationalization of Latin American Politics
53
3 Civil Rights and the Recognition of a National Minority
84
4 Becoming SpanishSpeaking Becoming Spanish Origin
132
5 Mastering the SpanishSpeaking Concept
171
6 Liberal Democrats and the Meanings of Unidos
196
7 The Brown Mafia and MiddleClass SpanishSpeaking Politics in 1972
228
9 Securing Representation in a Multicultural Democracy
292
10 Latino Liberalism in an Era of Limits
310
11 The New Hispanic Conservatives
344
Epilogue
380
Notes
387
Acknowledgments
471
Index
475
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8 The Impossible Dream of the Hispanic Republican Movement
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