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 Aviva Chomsky 
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Aviva Chomsky


Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. She has been active in Latin American solidarity and immigrants' rights issues for over twenty-five years. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Selected Publications


Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.  Beacon Press, 2014 (Indocumentados.  Mexico: Planeta, 2014).

A History of the Cuban Revolution. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.  Second edition, 2015.  (História da revolução Cubana.  Veneta [Brazil], 2015)

Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Duke University Press, 2008.

The People Behind Colombian Coal: Mining, Multinationals and Human Rights/Bajo el manto del carbón: Pueblos y multinacionales en las minas del Cerrejón, Colombia, ed. Aviva Chomsky, Garry Leech and Steve Striffler. Bogotá: Casa Editorial Pisando Callos, 2007.

They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration. Beacon Press, 2007.  (¡Nos quitan nuestros trabajos!  y 20 mitos más sobre la inmigración. Haymarket Press, 2011/¡Nos quitan nuestros empleos! y 20 mitos más sobre la inmigración. Editorial Ciencias Sociales [Havana], 2012).

The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics, ed. Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr and Pamela Smorkaloff. Duke University Press, 2003.

Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, ed. and introduction by Aviva Chomsky and Aldo Lauria-Santiago. Duke University Press, 1998.

West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940. Louisiana State University Press, 1996.


“A Central American Drama in Four Acts,” in Michele López-Stafford Levy, ed., Children from the Other America: A Crisis of Possibility.  Sense Publishers, 2016.

“Economic Impact of Migrants,” in Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration, ed. Lois Lorentzen.  Praeger Press, 2014.

“Salem as a Global Village,” in National History Day Teacher Resource Book: Internationalizing History, 2013.

“North and South: Struggles over Coal in Colombia and Appalachia,” (with Chad Montrie), in Steve Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith, eds, Transforming Places:  Lessons in Movement-Building from Appalachia.  University of Illinois Press, 2012.

“Labor History as World History: Linking Regions over Time,” in Leon Fink, ed., Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History.  Oxford University Press, 2011.

“The Logic of Displacement:  Afro-Colombians and the War in Colombia,” in Darién Davis, ed., Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007, pp. 171-198.

“Salem as a Global City, 1850-2004,” in Dane Morrison and Nancy Lusignan Schultz, eds., Salem: Place, Myth and Memory.  Northeastern University Press, 2004.

“Laborers and Small-Holders in Costa Rica’s Mining Communities, 1900-1940,” in Chomsky and Lauria-Santiago, eds., Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State.  Duke University Press, 1998.


“Empire, Nature, and the Labor of Coal: Colombia in the Twenty-First Century.” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas (fall 2016).

“Labor and the Environment in Latin America.”  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History (June 2016).

“Social Impacts of Resource Extraction.” Latin American Research Review 51:1 (2016).

“Labor Environmentalism in Colombia and Latin America” (with Steve Striffler).  WorkingUSA (December 2014).

“Empire, Labor, and Environment: Coal Mining and Anticapitalist Environmentalism in the Americas,” (with Steve Striffler).  International Labor and Working-Class History 85 (Spring 2014).

“Labor, Environmental History, and Sugar Cane in Cuba and Brazil.” Social History 38:4 (November 2013).

 “Aviva Chomsky en Uruguay.” Antropología Social y Cultural en Uruguay 11 (2013).

“Inmigración y Economía de EU.”  Mundo Siglo XXI (revista del CIECAS-IPN), Núm. 30, Vol. VIII (2013), 5-25.

“Today’s Deportees.” Race/Ethnicity: Multicultural Global Contexts. 4:2, Special issue on Race and Labor.  (Winter 2011).

 “Poblaciones a través de fronteras soberanas: raza, trabajo, migración y soberanía en el mundo contemporáneo.” Nostromo: Revista Crítica Latinoamericana III:3 (primavera-verano 2010).

“Globalization, Labor and  Violence in  Colombia’s Banana Zone.”  International Labor and Working Class History (November, 2007).

 “‘Barbados or Canada?’  Race, Immigration, and Nation in Early Twentieth Century Cuba.” Hispanic American Historical Review 80:3 (August 2000), 415-462.

“The Aftermath of Repression: Race and Nation in Cuba after 1912.” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, December 1998, 1-40.

 “Afro-Jamaican Traditions and Labor Organizing on United Fruit Company Plantations in Costa Rica, 1910.” Journal of Social History 28:4 (Summer 1995), 837-55.

“Recent Historiography of Cuba.” Latin American Research Review 29:3 (Fall 1994), 220-36.

“Labor in Costa Rica's Gold Mines, 1900-1940.” Journal of Third World Studies XI:2 (Fall 1994),  407-39.

“West Indian Workers in Costa Rican Radical and Nationalist Ideology, 1900-1950.” The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 51:1 (July 1994), 11-40.

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