Texas Tide

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During the formative years of Dallas, Texas, the Hispanic population moved in circles that united and developed as a uniform society, building and molding the community to reach out and redefine themselves. But over the years, this trend slowly subsided. By uniting and bridging our differences, we can better appreciate today's increasingly misunderstood Hispanic culture.

From personal experiences in an impoverished and violent neighborhood to his political race for the House of ...

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Overview

During the formative years of Dallas, Texas, the Hispanic population moved in circles that united and developed as a uniform society, building and molding the community to reach out and redefine themselves. But over the years, this trend slowly subsided. By uniting and bridging our differences, we can better appreciate today's increasingly misunderstood Hispanic culture.

From personal experiences in an impoverished and violent neighborhood to his political race for the House of Representatives, author Tony Aguilar details the political history of Dallas and the rising tide of Hispanic immigrants in Texas. He also discusses political trends and shifts, and customs in various Mexican communities, including:

* The birth of the Tejano

* The era of the dead horse

* The flashback movement

* Illegal immigration

Aguilar addresses the faults and possible short-comings that await political leaders with regard to the increasing Hispanic population. He also demonstrates the influence of family and tradition in modern politics.
Texas Tide serves as a survival guide and road map to success for anyone interested in entering or continuing in politics in the American Southwest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595382583
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/5/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    I just ordered the book. It was recommended by same teacher ment

    I just ordered the book. It was recommended by same teacher mentioned by anonymous. Correction on the teachers title, however. The instructor is not a PhD. Thanks for the review. It was helpful. Lol...I do agree with the 'crazy mind, sour dish, republican rant'. The teacher certainly went out of his way to steer the class from Aguilar's book....desparaging it as 'written on a kindergarten level' *sigh..Ya know? Folks in the teching profession should be demonstrating more sensibility and respect than that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2007

    CRAZY MIND, SOUR DISH,REPUBLICAN RANT

    Our Professor, Hendrickson requested we read either a boring text on the political system or a story about a nut who dealt with politics in Dallas. It was alright, but I'm Liberatarian so both parties discussed are wrong. My government class is still corrupted by the two political parties and need to focus on the needs of the simple man. P.S. The receipes in Tony's book turned out alright, except for the tamales. Collin County Community College, Texas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2007

    Inner city Mind/Open piece of art

    The writing and grammer, show a hand to the ground approach. Raw and simple, a little story, some history and great recipes. Not your typical boring text. Different ideas, not all clear but different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    'Hat's Off', cuts at the knees

    Its a different approach, haven't really reviewed other books similar to Texas Tide. Our class in Govt. thought it was unique. Look forward to others. Mary - Midland, TX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    Unique and interesting

    First book of its kind. Will try and use some of the other ideas in my paper. Thanks . Will tell my friends to read the book. Mike

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2006

    Awsome!

    This book was brought a great insite into the world of the Hispanic involvement and movement in politics. I truely recommend this book for everyone to buy.

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