Jacob A. Zumoff

Jacob A. Zumoff is an associate professor of history at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. Prior to that he was a visiting professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Northern Mexico. His research focuses on the Communist movement in the Americas in the 1920s and 1930s, particularly in its intersection with the labor movement and the fight against racial oppression. His book, The Communist International and US Communism, 1919­-1929, was published by Brill in 2014. He has also published several articles on Communism and Afro­Caribbean migrants Central America. His most recent article, “The 1925 Tenants’ Strike in Panama: West Indians, the Left, and the Labor Movement,” was published in the October 2017 issue of The Americas. His most recent book is The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike (2021).