Aldo Antonio Lauria Santiago

Professor, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies & Department of History


 
 
 
 
 

 

Research and Publications

Current Research and Publication Projects

Editor, with Ulla Berg. Latinos in New Jersey. An interdisciplinary collection of essays. In progress.

A Better Life:  Puerto Rican New York--A History of Class, Work, and Struggle, 1920-1970 [Working title]
A twelve-chapter book on the experiences of Puerto Rican workers in New York City.  Use of new archival sources—over 30 archives.  Challenging nationalist and culturalist interpretations that exclude class identities, daily life, and labor history. Fully drafted.

Riots, Police and Civil Rights—Puerto Rican Youth in the Cauldron of US Cities
Reviews riots and other forms of mass urban violence in which Puerto Ricans played an important role in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Traces the contexts of police repression, youth frustration and civil rights struggle linked to these riots from the late 1950s through the 1980s.  Drafted.

Peasant Communities, Coffee Production, and Ethnic Transformation in Eastern Mexico, 1830-1910.

A book on the relationship among the commercialization of peasant coffee production, ethnic identity and regional state formation in Western Veracruz and Northern Puebla.  Drafted one chapter.

Books:

With Lorrin Thomas. Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights. Routledge. 2018.

With Jeffrey L. Gould. To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920-1932. Duke UP, 2008

With Leigh Binford, eds.. Lanndscapes of Struggle: Community and Politics in El Salvador, Pittsburgh University Press, 2004.

Una Republica Agraria. 2003

An Agrarian Republic: Commercial Agriculture and the Politics of Peasant Communities in El Salvador, 1823-1914.Pittsburgh University Press, 1999.

With Aviva Chomsky, eds.. Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, 1850-1950. Duke University Press, 1998. 

Articles/Book Chapters:

“Holding the City Hostage: Popular Sectors and Elites in San Miguel, El Salvador, 1875,” The Americas, 68:1 (July 2011):  63-95.

“’They Call us Thieves and Steal Our Wage’: Toward a Reinterpretation of the Salvadoran Rural Mobilization, 1929-1931.” coauthored with Jeffrey Gould, Hispanic American Historical Review, May 2004.

Republished as “’Nos llaman ladrones y se roban nuestro salario’: hacia una reinterpretación de la movilización rural salvadoreña, 1929-1931.” Co-authored by Jeffrey Gould. Revista de Historia, 2005, 51-52, 287-355.

“Café Comunidad y Capitalismo Agrario en la Transformación del Campesino Ladino Salvadoreño.” Revista Repositorio-Archivo General de la Nación, I:1 (March 2003): 46-61

“Los campesinos, el añil y la tierra en El Salvador.” Cultura: Revista del consejo nacional para la cultura y el arte. No. 86 (January-February 2002): 38-57.

“Land, Community, and Revolt in Indian Izalco, 1860-1900.” Hispanic American Historical Review. 79:3 August 1999.

NECLAS Criscenti Best Article Prize 2000.

Reproduced in Landscapes of Struggle: Community, Politics in El Salvador. Aldo Lauria Santiago and Leigh Binford, eds. Pittsburgh University Press, 2003.

"La historia regional del café en El Salvador, 1850-1920.” Revista de Historia. No. 38. (July-December 1998): 9-62.  [actually published in 2000].

Reproduced in El Salvador: Historia General, Oscar Martínez Penate ed. (Editorial Nuevo Enfoque, 2002).

"Una contribución biográfica a la historia del Partido Comunista de El Salvador: Entrevista con un ex-dirigente del PCS.” Revista de Historia. (San José) 1998.

"Historical Research and Sources on El Salvador.” Latin American Research Review, Spring 1995.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters:

“Puerto Rican Workers and the Struggle for Decent Lives in New York City, 1910s-1970s,” in Joshua Freeman, editor. Labor’s City: A History of Workers and Organized Labor in New York City. Museum of the City of New York. Columbia Universit Press, 2019.

“Discurso liberal, práctica campesina: la privatización de tierras en la región del volcán de San Vicente,” in López Bernal, Carlos Gregorio, (Ed.) Poder, actores sociales y conflictividad, El Salvador: 1786-1972. Colección Cultura y Sociedad. San Salvador: Dirección Nacional de Investigaciones en Cultura y Artes, SECULTURA, 2011.

“Land, Production and Trade: Nineteenth-Century Economic and Social Patterns” in A Companion to Latin American History, Thomas Holloway ed., Blackwell Companions to World History. Blackwell Publishing, 2008: 264-284.

“The Culture and Politics of State Terror and Repression in El Salvador” in When the State Kills, Cecilia Menjivar and Nestor Rodriguez, eds. University of Texas Press, 2005:  85-114.

“Local History, Politics and the State in El Salvador.” in Landscapes of Struggle: Community, Politics in El Salvador. Aldo Lauria Santiago and Leigh Binford, eds. Pittsburgh University Press, 2004: 1-19.

"'That a Poor Man be Industrious:' Coffee, Community, and Agrarian Capitalism in the Transformation of El Salvador's Ladino Peasantry, 1760-1900" in Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, edited by Aldo Lauria-Santiago and Aviva Chomsky. Duke University Press, 1998.

"Identity and Struggle in the Historiography of the Hispanic Caribbean and Central America 1860-1950.” with Aviva Chomsky in Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, Aviva Chomsky and Aldo Lauria Santiago, eds. Duke University Press, 1998.

"Los Indígenas de Cojutepeque, la política faccional, y el estado nacional en El Salvador, 1830-1890" in Construcción de las identidades y del estado moderno en Centro America, Arturo Taracena, ed. (San José: UCA Editores/CEMCA/FLACSO, 1995).

"Las bases de la república agraria liberal, 1860-1900” in Historia de El Salvador, Knut Walter, Coord. Ed., (San Salvador: Ministerio de Educación, 1994).

Encyclopedia Essays:

“US-Latin America Relations and the Formation of Latinos in the United States.”Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas. Oxford University Press, 2005, 2012.

Other Publications:

Aldo Lauria Santiago & Jordana Dym, “Bibliografía de relatos de viaje y descripciones sobre Centroamérica,” Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos, No. 14, enero – junio 2007.

“’They work that they may live’-An Account of Life in El Salvador in the 1880s.”Mesoamerica, (23:43 June 2002):  104-133.

Aldo Lauria Santiago & Jeffrey Gould, “’Mataron justos por pecadores:’ Las masacres contrarrevolucionarias” Trasmallo: Identidad, memoria, cultura. 3, 2008.