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Parmet, Robert

Parmet, Robert

Curriculum Vitae

History, Philosophy and Anthropology

Phone: 718-262-2644
Office Location: AC-3E18


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Columbia University    1966 
MA  Columbia University    1961 
BA  The City College of New York    1960 

I have spent many years studying US ethnic, immigration and labor history.  In so doing I have focused on 19th century nativism, organized labor, and the needle trades. Currently I am continuing to study the connection between labor and immigration while serving on the executive board of the New York Labor Association while reviewing books on labor history for the association, the History News Network, and the Journal of American History.

Areas of Expertise

US History
US Ethnic and Immigration History
US Labor History

Books in Field Of Expertise

Robert D. Parmet. The Master of Seventh Avenue: David Dubinsky and the American Labor Movement. New York: NYU Press, 2005. .

Robert D. Parmet. Labor and Immigration in Industrial America. Boston: Twayne, 1981. .

Ira M. Leonard and Robert D. Parmet. American Nativism, 1830-1860. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971. .

Robert D. Parmet. Town and Gown: The Fight for Social Justice, Urban Rebirth, and Higher Education.. NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson, 2011. .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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"" 2018-2022: 14 reviews.

"Journal of American History" 1983, 2021: 2 reviews.

"History News" 2001-2017: 19 reviews.

"Jewish Historical Studies" 2019: 1 review.

"International Migration Review" 2002: 1 review.

"International Labor and Working-Class History" 1999: 1 review.

"American Historical Review" 1982, 1984: 2 reviews.

"Urban History Review" 1985: 1 review.

"International History Review" 1988: 1 review.

"NY Historical Society QuarterlyHistorical Society" 1971: 1 review.

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

50-year MembershipRecognition, American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians: 2008.

The Master of Seventh Avenue, Noteworthy Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, Princeton University Librarylabor Economics, Princeton U.Library: 2005.


PSC-CUNY, The Master of Sevent Avenue. 1986, 1987, 1994: .

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Executive Board, New York Labor History Association, 1990-: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Conference Organizer,"Baseball and Labor Relations, NY Labor Hist. Assoc.: April 2018.

Conference Program Committee Memb., "Americans Divided and United," Immigration and Ethnic History Society: March 2011.

Conference Commenter, "Right ,Solidarity, and Justice," Labor and Working-Class History Association: June 2013.

Panelist, Online Book Launch for James C. Benton, "Fraying Fabric: How Trade Policy and Industrial Decline Transformed America," Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2022: December 2022.

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