In The Hispanic Republican, historian and political commentator Geraldo Cadava illuminates the history of the millions of Hispanic Republicans who, since the 1960s, have had a significant impact on national politics. Intertwining the little understood history of Hispanic Americans with a cultural study of how post–World War II Republican politicians actively courted the Hispanic vote during the Cold War (especially Cuban émigrés) and during periods of major strife in Central America (especially during Iran-Contra), 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.
Join the CLACLS, the Department of Public Management and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for a discussion of the recently published book:
The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump. New York: Ecco (May, 2020)
Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Author: Geraldo Cadava is an Associate Professor of History and Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University.
Moderator: John Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor Latin American & Latina/o Studies John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY.