The Rise of Hispanic Political Power
José de la Isla
340pp. Hard Cover 6" x 9"
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The Rise of Hispanic Political Power is the first detailed inside look at the growth in significance of this powerful political block. Journalist José de la Isla takes a hardball look at Hispanic politics from the Nixon presidency up to the current administration of George W. Bush. The Republican and Democrat parties, the key legislation, the political players, the insiders and outsiders, and the various factions (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubanos and other Latin Americans), all receive equal scrutiny from de la Isla as he unravels over four decades of political action.
A must-read for political junkies, students of political history, and a virtual handbook for political parties aspiring to get and keep this important voting block in their camp.
Rise of Hispanic Political Power is a much-needed book, and José de la Isla
has done an excellent job of unfolding the political landscape."
—Juan Delgado, Poet/Educator
José de la Isla is a journalist and public policy analyst. He reported from the Republican National Convention in 1992, covered the NAFTA debate from Mexico City in 1993 and the Mexican presidential election in 1994. His reports and comments have been heard on CNN, National Public Radio and other broadcast media, and his articles have been syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. In 1994, he received the National Hispanic Literary Award.