Robert Zecker

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
(902) 867-3009
(902) 867-3610
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Research Interests: 
Immigration to the US, Race and Ethnicity in the US, Urban, Labour

Recent Publications


America’s Immigrant Press: How the Slovaks Were Taught to Think Like White People, Continuum, 2011.  

Streetcar Parishes: Slovak Immigrants Build Their Non-Local Communities, 1890-1945, Susquehanna University Press. 2009.

Metropolis: The American City in Popular Culture (Praeger, 2007).

Articles/Book Chapters

“‘The Enraged People are Many’: Lynching Coverage in Immigrant Newspapers,” in Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective, eds. Christopher Waldrep and William D. Carrigan (University of Virginia Press, 2013.)    

Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts, eds. Diane Portnoy, Barry Portnoy and Charles Ruggles (George Mason University Press, 2013.)

“Enduring Questions” series, “The Many Deaths of the American City.” 2012. (ABC-Clio (Greenwood/Praeger)

“‘The Same People as Over Here’: The Fluidity of Rusyn and Slovak Identity in Philadelphia, 1890-1945,” in Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline 1995-2006, edited by Elaine Rusinko, Columbia University Press, East European Monographs. 2009.

“Slavic Immigrants to the South,” in The Encyclopedia of the South, University of Mississippi Press. 2009.

“‘Let Each Reader Judge’: Lynching Accounts in the Foreign Press,” The Journal of American Ethnic History 29, No. 1 (Fall 2009.): 31-66.  

“‘We Never Locked Our Doors at Night’: Newark on the ‘Net, Minus the Mob,” The Journal of Popular Culture 31, No. 4 (December 2008): 361-372.