Shapiro Book Prize Lecture: The Rise of the Latino Vote

Posted on Wed., Feb. 3, 2021

On the occasion of winning The Huntington's inaugural Shapiro Book Prize for The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History, professor Benjamin Francis-Fallon discusses how Latina/o leaders in the U.S. first came to see themselves as belonging to one political community, exploring their attempts to establish mutual bonds and pass legislation and analyzing how both major political parties attempted to co-opt this emerging constituency and reshape it in their own image.