• Norman Markowitz
  • Norman Markowitz
  • Associate Professor of History
  • Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1970
  • Additional Degree(s): M.A., University of Michigan, 1967 B.A., CCNY, 1966
  • Rutgers : At Rutgers Since 1971
  • Specialty: Modern US: Political History
  • Office: 007B Van Dyck Hall
  • Phone: 848-932-8536


My work is in twentieth century U.S. political history. I write and teach from a Marxist perspective, and I have written in recent years many articles for the History News Service, the History News Network, the journal Political Affairs and various Encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of American National Biography, and the Encyclopedia of Social Movements on a variety of topics, including biographical entries on Jimmy Hoffa, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the Civil Rights movement, 1930-1953, and Poor Peoples Movements in American History. More recently, I have major entries in the Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-imperialism on The history and Social Costs of U.S. imperialism and China’s relationship with imperialist powers from the Manchu Dynasty to the revolution of 1949  I  presented a paper on “Capitalist Responses to China’s New Direction in November, 2019 in a major conference sponsored by the School of Marxism in Wuhan, China, which was translated in Chinese and I have participated in Zoom Conferences on China’s “Century of Humiliation” and China’s recent achievements in the eradication of poverty and also its alternatives to the the global IMF-World Bank system.  I also participated  through zoom at a Conference sponsored by the Jasenovac Institute (of which I am a longtime Board Member) in April 2023 in Belgrade on  revisionist arguments concerning fascism and genocide, focusing on the genocide against Serbians, Jews, and Roma, carried out by the subcontracted by Hilter to his Croatian Fascist ally, the  Uschtache during WWII.  These events can be google on the Internet.


  • 506:361 History of Socialism and Communism
  • 506:363 History of Imperialism
  • 512:305 United States History, 1914-1945
  • 512:306 United States History, 1945-present
  • 512:316 History of Radicalism in America
  • 512:376 American Culture in the 1950s
  • 512:377 American Culture in the 1960s