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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 Encylopedias, 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.


  • 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