By J. Gilberto Quezada
in the course of Bravo’s years in place of work, he labored and corresponded with many Texas and nationwide politicians, together with James Allred, Lloyd Bentsen, Kika de los angeles Garza, Ralph Yarborough, and, so much prominently, Lyndon Johnson. The organization among Bravo and Johnson all started with the specific Senate election of 1941 and is mirrored within the greater than fifty letters among the 2 in Bravo's own papers. In Johnson's 1948 Senate runoff opposed to Coke Stevenson, vote casting irregularities have been alleged in Zapata County while the election returns from Precinct No. three have been pronounced lacking. Quezada analyzes the Bravo papers for any facts that Bravo and Johnson had prepared the disappearance and gives attainable replacement explanations.
From the Thirties to the Fifties Zapata County used to be certainly one of six South Texas counties the place the Tejano majority ruled neighborhood politics and held such a lot public workplaces. Bravo grew to become referred to as one of many "Mexican bosses" of South Texas, yet Quezada attracts a extra nuanced photo of bossism than has been awarded formerly, studying the function of influential best households yet having a look in addition on the measure of monetary integration into the country and kingdom as elements in how bossism developed.
these drawn to Mexican-American reports and politics and bossism in South Texas will delight in the window onto South Texas politics and Tejano tradition this biography gives.
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Border Boss: Manuel B. Bravo and Zapata County (Canseco-Keck History Series) by J. Gilberto Quezada