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Laird W. Bergad
Position: Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, CUNY Graduate Center - Distinguished Professor, Herbert H. Lehman College
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Phone: 212-817-8438
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Latin America & Caribbean

Selected Publications

"The Demographic and Socioeconomic History of Latinos in the New York Metropolitan Area, 1900 - 2015." Work in progress.

Agrarian Puerto Rico: Reconsidering Economy and Society, 1899 - 1940. Coauthored with César J. Ayala, Department of Sociology, UCLA.(Cambridge University Press, January 2020).

Winner of the Manuel Moreno Fraginals Prize for the Best Book on Caribbean Economic History from the Association of Caribbean Economic Historians.

“Slavery in Cuba and Puerto Rico” in The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 4, AD 1804-AD 2016 by David Eltis (Editor), Stanley L. Engerman (Editor), Seymour Drescher (Editor), David Richardson (Editor) (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017) pp. 98 - 128.

Hispanics in the United States: A Demographic, Social, and Economic History, 1980 – 2005 (co-author with Herbert S. Klein) (Cambridge University Press, 2010).



The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007).



Escravidão e História Econômica: Demografía de Minas Gerais,1720-1888 (São Paulo: EDUSC, 2004).

Slavery and the Economic and Demographic History of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1720-1888 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 298 pp.

The Cuban Slave Market, 1790-1880 (co-author with Fe Iglesias Garcia and Maria del Carmen Barcia) (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Cuban Rural Society in the Nineteenth Century: The Socialand Economic History of Monoculture in Matanzas (Princeton University Press, 1990).

Coffee and the Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth Century Puerto Rico (Princeton University Press, 1983).