The myth of the "Latino vote"


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Geraldo Cadava is a professor of History and Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. His book,"The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity from Nixon to Trump," examines little-understood history of Hispanic Americans with a cultural study of how post–World War II Republican politicians actively courted the Hispanic vote.

In the book and in this interview, Cadava offers insight into the complicated dynamic between Latino liberalism and conservatism, which, when studied together, shine a crucial light on a rapidly-changing demographic that will impact American elections for years to come.

Additional Information

The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity from Nixon to Trump

Cadava's lecture for Penn State Latinx Studies

Cadava's website

Cadava on Twitter

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