October 14, 2020
book cover Hispanic Republicans

On 14 October 2020, The Department of History hosted the second in its series of online colloquia for the fall 2020 semester.  In it, Dr Geraldo Cadava discussed his recent book, The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020).   The book illuminates the history of the millions of Hispanic Republicans who, since the 1960s, have had a significant impact on national politics.  Cadava offers insight into the complicated dynamic between Latino liberalism and conservatism.  A video of the colloquium is available here.

Dr Cadava is a public scholar, political commentator, and associate professor of Latina and Latino studies at Northwestern University.  In addition to The Hispanic Republican, he is the author of Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Harvard University Press, 2013).