This collection of original essays explores the major challenges to Latino political representation in cities where Latino populations do not make up the majority of the population and therefore cannot rely on sheer numbers to gain representation.
Introduction: A Statewide Overview Part 1: History and Lessons from Massachusetts Cities 1. Educational Grievance and Latino Mobilization: Chelsea, Glenn Jacobs 2. Multiracial Coalitions in the Election of the First Latino Legislator: Boston, Ramon Olivencia 3. Latino Political Succession and Incorporation: Lawrence, William Lindeke 4. Strategic Planning in the Community and the Courts: Holyoke, Carol Hardy-Fanta with Rosalba Bassols-Martinez 5. Latino Migration, Political Division and the Catholic Church: Lowell, Jeffrey Gerson 6. Latino Politics in an At-Large System: Springfield, Jose Cruz 7. An Insider's History of Latino Politics: Worcester, Juan A. Gomez Part II: Issues in Latino Politics 8. Latina Women and Political Leadership: Implications for Latino Community Development, Carol Hardy-Fanta 9. New Civil Rights Strategies for Latino Political Empowerment, Seth Racusen 10. Latino Voter Registration Efforts in Massachusetts: Un Pasito Mas, Carol Hardy-Fanta, with Jaime Rodriguez 11. Black, Latino, and Asian Coalitions in Boston: An Essay, James Jennings 12. Beyond Homeland Politics: Dominicans in Massachusetts, Ramona Hernandez and Glenn Jacobs 14. The Latin-American Legislative Caucus at One Year: An Assessment, Jeffrey Gerson Postscript: Thoughts on Increasing Latino Political Prospects About the Contributors
Hardy-Fanta, Carol; Gerson, Jeffrey
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