Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010

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Professor of economics at the Middlesex County, New Jersey, campus of Rutgers, the State University.

From the description of Papers, [1989?]-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122525319

Professor of economics at Rutgers University whose research interests included all of the Americas to the south of the United States, left-wing political movements, economic development, trade policy, labor movements and labor relations; was graduated from Columbia University with a B.A., 1940, and an M.A., 1941; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in Great Britain, 1943-1945; was awarded a Ph. D. from Columbia, 1950; joined the faculty at Rutgers, 1947, where, over the years, he taught courses in history, political science and labor studies; wrote over 30 books, including a classic study of organized labor in Latin America; as an activist, was opposed to communism, but condemned U.S. military intervention and support for dictatorships in Latin America while advocating measures to improve economic and social conditions there; frequently visited Latin America, mid-1940s-early 1980s (and less frequently in the following decade), sometimes with financial support from the American Federation of Labor (later the AFL/CIO), the United States Department of State, the Ford Foundation, the Rutgers University Research Council and the Agency for International Development (or its predecessors); retired from Rutgers, 1989, and was granted emeritus status.

From the description of Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1890-1999 (bulk 1945-1999). (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 154675060

Professor of economics, Rutgers University.

From the description of Papers, 1934-1969. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 28375025

Robert Jackson Alexander (1918- ) earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1950, and has taught economics at Rutgers University since 1947. His field of specialization, on which he has written frequently, is labor movements in Central and South America. During his extensive travels through the Americas, Jackson conducted interviews with politicians, labor leaders, diplomats, workers, businessmen, educators, and persons from all walks of life. Alexander wrote summaries of his interviews and recorded the substance of the conversations. He used the same procedure to record interviews in the United States and other countries.

From the guide to the Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1946-1976, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Robert Jackson Alexander (1918- ) earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1950, and has taught economics at Rutgers University since 1947.

His field of specialization, on which he has written frequently, is labor movements in Central and South America. During his extensive travels through the Americas, Jackson conducted interviews with politicians, labor leaders, diplomats, workers, businessmen, educators, and persons from all walks of life. Alexander wrote summaries of his interviews and recorded the substance of the conversations. He used the same procedure to record interviews in the United States and other countries.

From the description of Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1946-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122414765

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referencedIn Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Serafino Romualdi. Series 9. Miscellaneous correspondence, files and clippings, 1951-1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Serafino Romualdi papers, 1936-1967 [bulk 1946-1966]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 6. Post-retirement correspondence, 1961-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Alexander, Robert Jackson. The labor and socialist movement of Chile. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010. Papers, [1989?]-1994. Rutgers University
referencedIn Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 3. General correspondence, 1943-1967. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Romualdi, Serafino. Papers, 1936-1967, bulk 1946-1966. Cornell University Library
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
creatorOf Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010. Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1946-1976. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Grant, Frances R. Frances Grant collection, 1897-1986 (bulk 1917-1986). Rutgers University
creatorOf Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1946-1976 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 1. Latin American correspondence, 1943-1966, bulk, 1950-1965. Cornell University Library
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010. Papers, 1934-1969. Rutgers University
creatorOf Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010. Robert J. Alexander. Papers. Interview collection, 1947-1994. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010. Robert Jackson Alexander papers, 1890-1999 (bulk 1945-1999). Rutgers University
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associatedWith Alexander, Ralph S. (Ralph Samuel), b. 1893 person
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. Committee on Academic Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Betancourt, Rómulo, 1908-1981. person
associatedWith Dulles, John W. F. person
correspondedWith Figueres Ferrer, José, 1906-1990. person
correspondedWith Grant, Frances R. person
associatedWith Institute of International Labor Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Lacerda, Carlos. person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith Manley, Michael, 1924-1997 person
associatedWith Monge, Luis Alberto person
associatedWith Muñoz Marín, Luis, 1898-1980 person
associatedWith Orans, M. person
associatedWith Parella, Anthony. person
associatedWith Romualdi, Serafino person
associatedWith Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. person
associatedWith Rutgers University corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Economics. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. person
correspondedWith Volman, Sacha person
associatedWith Young People's Socialist League. corporateBody
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Ecuador
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Mexico
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Argentina
South America
United States
Soviet Union
Brazil
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Bolivia
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British Guiana
Costa Rica
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Birth 1918-11-26

Death 2010-04-27

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