Portuguese Heritage Publications of California was just notified by The International Latino Book Awards, that its recently published book: California’s Portuguese Politicians – A Century of Legislative Service, is one of the finalists in the category Best History Book. The awards ceremony will take place at the Clark County Library Theater in Las Vegas, on June 28th. 2014.
California’s Portuguese Politicians, published by PHPC in partnership with Luso-American Foundation (FLAD), documents the many contributions of politicians of Portuguese descent in the State and National legislatures.
From John G. Mattos, a first-generation immigrant from the island of Faial, elected to the California State Assembly in 1900, to David Valadão, a second generation Portuguese Californian elected to the US Congress in 2012, Portuguese-Californian immigrants have played a significant role in American politics in state and national legislatures. The author, Dr. Alvin Graves, thoughtfully introduces the reader to the pioneer Portuguese politicians from California’s San Joaquin Valley, by reflecting on their upbringing, their family lives, their civil service, their accomplishment and, for some, their pathway to Washington DC and the National Congress.
We are thankful to our team of volunteers and to the author Dr. Alvin Graves, for once again rising to the call in the production of a this high quality publication both in terms of its content and luxurious edition.
Please follow this link for a well written article by Anthony Barcellos, about the book and several politicians portrayed in it: http://www.rtp.pt/icmblogs/rtp/comunidades/index.php?k=The-Portuguese-in-Politics-Anthony-Barcellos.rtp&post=47221
To learn more about California’s Portuguese Politicians and to purchase the book, please follow the link: http://portuguesebooks.org/books/californias-portuguese-politicians-a-century-of-legislative-service/
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to research, preserve and disseminate for educational purposes, vanishing memories and current relevant events about the
Portuguese presence in California.