Portuguese Heritage Publications of California in partnership with Fundação Luso-Americana (FLAD) are pleased to announce the release of their publication: California’s Portuguese Politicians – A Century of Legislative Service, scheduled to be released to the general public in late Fall of this year. The publication is currently in print stage.
Some segments of our readership may find the subject of this book to fall short of the level of interest raised by prior publications of our well known Heritage Collection. After all, politics and politicians carry with them an undeniable stigma, particularly considering the current heavily partisan and polarized national political environment.
Painstakingly cognizant that every decision carries with it inherent risk, Portuguese Heritage Publications of California and Fundação Luso-Americana (FLAD), have taken an important step to capture and document this lesser known but not less fascinating aspect of the Portuguese immigrant experience in California.
We believe that to gain insight into the awareness and commitment of a community toward its civic responsibilities, one must understand the social force that binds the members of such community to specific courses of action. To understand a community in such a way is to understand its key motivators, its very social fabric. This book is but one step towards a broader discussion and understanding of Portuguese-American politics in California.
California’s Portuguese Politicians – A Century of Legislative Service, is a limited edition and for this very reason we want to ensure that our longtime readers and supporters have the opportunity to acquire the book, prior to its release to the general public. To pre-order your book, go to: info@PortugueseBooks.Org, provide your email and mail addresses, as well as phone number and let us know the number of copies you wish to reserve, or call us at: 408-272-1222. You will be contacted in advance of the book’s availability to the general public, in order to purchase your reserved copy (ies).
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc. is a non-profit organization, created to research, preserve and disseminate vanishing memories and current relevant events about the Portuguese presence in California, for educational purposes.
To the well documented history of the contribution of the Portuguese to the economic development of the State of California, the upcoming book Portuguese Politicians in California, by Dr. Al Graves brings into focus the lesser known history and contributions by the many Portuguese-Americans who have been elected to state and federal office.
This well documented and richly illustrated publication, to be released by Portuguese Heritage Publications this Summer of 2013, introduces every Portuguese-American elected to federal or state office and analyses the circumstances that have led to the election of a very large number of Portuguese-Americans from the San Joaquin Valley, a number that far exceeds the smaller percentage of the Portuguese American population in the valley.
Portuguese Politicians in California, a joint effort by FLAD, Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento and Portuguese Heritage Publications is another important work in this publisher’s efforts to research, document and disseminate the history of the Portuguese experience in California.