As Latinos 1 have become art increasingly significant segment of the nation's population during the past two decades, scholars and political analysts have steadily increased their expectations for the role Latinos will play in the nation's political life. To date, however, this attention has only begun to generate research that significantly advances our understanding of Latino political participation. This volume reports on the findings of the Latino Political Ethnography Project, one of two interrelated studies intended to contribute to this developing corpus of information.