Latino America : How America''s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation
By: Barreto, Matt.
Contributor(s): Segura, Gary M.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2014Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9781610395021.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- Economic conditions | Hispanic Americans -- Politics and government | Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions | United States -- Politics and government -- 2009Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Latino America : How America''s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the NationDDC classification: 320.97308968 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Chapter 1 Latino America: an Introduction; Part I Understanding Latinos and their Place in the Polity; Chapter 2 Unity and Diversity; Chapter 3 Ronald Reagan Was Wrong: Latino Ideology and Beliefs about Government; Chapter 4 Now You See Us, Now You Don't: The Implications of Political Participation Lagging Population Growth; Part II Latinos at the Polls, 2008-2012; Chapter 5 The 2008 Democratic Primary; Chapter 6 nNovember 2008: The Latino Vote in Obama's General Election Landslide; Chapter 7 What the GOP Victory in 2010 Has to Say about Latino Political Power
Chapter 8 A "Decisive Voting Bloc" in 2012Chapter 9 The Prop 187 Effect: The politics of Immigration and Lessons from California; Chapter 10 Immigration Politicsand the 2014 Election; Chapter 11 Obamacare from the Latino Perspective; Chapter 12 Latino Environmental Attitudes; Chapter 13 Some final Thoughts; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020.When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will be Latino. New Mexico is already there. New York, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are shifting rapidly. Latino populations since 2000 have doubled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. The US is undergoing a substantial and irreversible shift in its identity.So, too, are the Latinos who make up these populations. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura are the country's preeminent experts in the shape, disposition, and mood of Latino America. They show the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US politically and socially, and how Latino Americans are the most buoyant and dynamic ethnic and racial group, often in quite counterintuitive ways. Latinos' optimism, strength of family, belief in the constructive role of government, and resilience have the imminent potential to reshape the political and partisan landscape for a generation and drive the outcome of elections as soon as 2016.
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