Hispanics/Latinos are the fastest growing and the second largest ethnic minority in the United States. They are concentrated in nine states which together control 75% of the electoral votes a candidate would need to win the presidency. The selected references listed here address the increasing political impact and potential of the Latino electorate and related issues. "Latinos," "Hispanics" or "Hispanic Americans" refer to those persons in the United States who are of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, or other Latin American origin. The titles listed below represent a sampling of the literature on Latinos and politics published since the late 1980s.
Additional sources can be located through the online catalog (UTCAT) by use of the following subject headings: Hispanic americanspolitics and government; mexican americanspolitics and government; Hispanic american politicians; mexican americanssuffrage; mexican americanspolitics and suffrage; hispanic americanssuffrage; hispanic americanspolitical activity; etc. Journal articles may be located through a number of online and CD-ROM based indexes, including the Chicano Database, PAIS International, (Public Affairs Information Service) Academic Periodical Index, and Social Sciences Abstracts.
Barrio Ballots: Latino Politics in the 1990 Elections. Edited by Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Martha Menchaca, and Louis DeSipio. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994.
Chavez, Linda. Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation. New York: BasicBooks, 1991.
De la Garza, Rodolfo O., et al. Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Perspectives on American Politics. Boulder: Westview Press, 1992.
DeSipio, Louis. Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos As a New Electorate. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Ethnic Ironies: Latino Politics in the 1992 Elections. Edited by Rodolfo O. de la Garza and Louis DeSipio. Boulder: Westview Press, 1996.
From Rhetoric to Reality: Latino Politics in the 1988 Elections. Edited by Rodolfo O. de la Garza and Louis DeSipio. Boulder: Westview Press, 1992.
García, F. Chris, et al. Latinos and Politics: A Selected Research Bibliography. Austin: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.
Gómez-Quiñones, Juan. Chicano Politics: Reality and Promise, 1940-1990. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990.
Hardy-Fanta, Carol. Latina Politics, Latino Politics: Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
Hero, Rodney E. Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-Tiered Pluralism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992.
Ignored Voices: Public Opinion Polls and the Latino Community in the United States. Edited by Rodolfo O. de la Garza. Austin: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1987.
Land Grants, Housing and Political Power. Edited by Antoinette Sedillo López. Latinos in the United States, v. 6. New York: Garland, 1995.
The Latino Vote During the Decade 1980-1990. Washington, DC: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund, 1991.
Latinos and Political Coalitions: Political Empowerment for the 1990s. Edited by Roberto E. Villarreal and Norma G. Hernández. New York: Greenwood, 1991.
Latinos and the Political System. Edited by F. Chris Garcia. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988.
Lescaille, Fernando. Dominican Political Empowerment. New York: Dominican Public Policy Institute, 1992.
Moncada, Alberto, and Juan Olivas. Los hispanos en la política norteamericana. Madrid: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1989.
National Directory of Latino Elected Officials. Los Angeles: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (naleo), 1996-.
Pachon, Harry P., et al. The Latino Vote in 1992. Washington, DC: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (naleo) Education Fund, 1992.
Skerry, Peter. Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority. New York: Free Press, 1993.
Vigil, Maurilio E. Hispanics in American Politics: The Search for Political Power. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987.
Crítica: A Journal of Puerto Rican Policy & Politics. New York: Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, no. 1, June 1994-.
Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. Cambridge: Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, v. 6, 1993-.
Latino Vote Reporter: A Special Publication of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Montebello, CA: The Project, v. 1, 1996-.
Southwest Voter Research Notes. San Antonio: Southwest Voter Research Institute, v. 1. October 1986-.
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