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A memoir documenting forty years of activism by Tom Rodriguez on behalf of the Hispanic population in the State of Nevada, and in southern Nevada in particular.

A limited edition book containing over 500 photographs of the long ago demolished Bottoms neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas, and a written history of Topeka’s Urban Renewal Program that forcibly displaced all of the people who once lived there.

A memoir of the exodus from Mexico of the Rodriguez and Gomez families in the early years of the last century and their immigrant beginnings in Topeka, Kansas, plus Tom Rodriguez’s boyhood memories of growing up during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and his military and professional experiences.   

A book documenting the growth, diversity, progress and major problems facing Nevada’s large and fast-growing Hispanic population in 1997.  Detailed statistical information in the areas of elementary, secondary and higher education, immigration, political participation, employment, economic development, health and welfare, etc.

A first of its kind book profiling the lives of Hispanic men and women who have made significant contributions to the State of Nevada and southern Nevada.  This book was the first published document to rectify the longstanding historical neglect of Hispanic people in the State of Nevada.

A photographic and narrative history documenting the creation, struggles and progress of the first thirteen years of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.  Today, in the year 2021, the Latin Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 44th year as the pre-eminent Hispanic organization in the State of Nevada.

The Who’s Who Directory of Hispanics in the State of Nevada was the first, and to date, only publication to provide biographical information on Hispanic men and women living in the State of Nevada.  The book profiled 103 Hispanic individuals from throughout the State of Nevada.

This was the first book published in the State of Nevada that documented the statistical growth of the Hispanic population in each of the State’s seventeen counties.  The book also documented the major problems facing the Hispanic population in Nevada in the areas of Politics, Education, Employment, Economic Development, Health, and Administration of Justice.  Rodriguez’s book also provided detailed Agendas for Action to begin to address the problems.