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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

Puerto Rican Rural Society, 1899 - 1940: A Radical Reinterpretation of the Island’s Agrarian History under U.S. Colonial Rule, coauthored with César J. Ayala, Department of Sociology, UCLA. Submitted for publication to University of North Carolina Press.
The Demographic and Socioeconomic History of Latinos in New York City, 1900 – 2015. Work in progress.
“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).