Department of History

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Fall 2017 Deadlines


Sept. 12 - End of Open Add period

Sept. 19 - End of Permission Number Add Period

Sept. 19 - Last day to add Pass/Fail Option

Sept. 27 - Last day to drop class with no W designation

Oct. 1 - May 2018 graduation applications due

Oct. 18 - Last day to drop classes

Oct. 20 - Last day to change from Pass/Fail Option

Dec. 11 - Last day of classes


Robert G. Weisbord


  • Racial questions in sports
  • the Vatican
  • the Holocaust


Ph.D., New York University, 1966
B.A., New York University, 1955



  • The Chief Rabbi, the Pope and the Holocaust: An Era in Vatican-Jewish Relations (New Brunswick: Transaction, 1992), written with Wallace P. Sillanpoa.
  • Israel in the Black American Perspective (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985), assisted by Richard Kazarian.
  • Genocide?: Birth Control and the Black American (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press and Two Continents, 1975).
  • Ebony Kinship: African, Africans, and the Afro-American (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1973).
  • Bittersweet Encounter: The Afro-American and the American Jew (Westport, Connecticut: Negro University Press, 1970), written with Arthur Stein. This book was also published in paperback edition by Schocken books in the fall of 1972.
  • African Zion: The Attempt to Establish a Jewish Colony in the East Africa Protectorate 1903-1905 (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1968).


  • “1930’s Olympic Spirit Was Marred by Prejudice,” Jewish Voice and Herald, August, 2004, p. 43.
  • “The King, the Cardinal, and the Pope: Leopold II’s Genocide in the Congo and the Vatican,”Journal of Genocide Research, 5 (2003), 35-45.
  • “Pope Pius XII and the Christmas Broadcast,” Jewish Currents, (March-April 2003), pp. 10-12.
  • “A Question of Race: Pope Pius XII and the ‘Colored Troops’ in Italy,” The Historian, 65 (Winter 2002): 404-417.
  • “Reciprocal Respect: Blacks, Jews, and the Holocaust,” Jewish Currents, (January-February 2002), pp.4-8.
  • “Cruelty in the Congo-Rhode Island’s Model Legislator, “Providence Journal, 11 March 2000 (with Robert Gutchen).
  • “Kissing Kids: Don’t Chuckle,” Providence Journal, 22 February 1997.
  • Preface to Robert A. Rockaway’s, The Jews Cannot Defeat Me: The Anti-Jewish Campaign of Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam (Tel Aviv University, 1995).
  • “Black American Perceptions of the Titanic,” Journal of Popular Culture, 28 (Winter 1994), pp. 245-250.
  • “Jews, Black Muslims and the Slave Rebel Nat Turner,” Jewish Spectator (Winter 1994-1995), pp.40-41.
  • “White Racism, Apes, and Asininity,” Providence Journal, 16 June 1994. “Max Schmeling: Righteous Ring Warrior,” History Today (January 1993), pp. 36-41.

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