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Joseph Dorinson

Professor of History

B.A., M.Phil., Columbia University


African-American Sports Heroes, Brooklyn, Humor Studies, Jewish History, Popular Culture, Russian Immigration, Sports History


  • Author, “Ethnic Humor: Subversion and Survival,” published in “What’s So Funny? Humor in American Culture”
  • Author, “Anyone Here A Sailor? Popular Entertainment and the Navy”
  • Co-editor, “Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream”
  • Author, “Jackie’s a Hero Now — But He Wasn’t Always” and “Paul Robeson, All-American,” published in the New York Daily News
  • Co-editor, “Paul Robeson (1898-1976): A Centennial Symposium,” Pennsylvania History
  • Author, “The Educational Alliance: An Institutional Study in Americanization and Acculturation,” published in “Immigration and Ethnicity”
  • Author, “Brooklyn: The Elusive Image,” published in “Is Anyone Here From Brooklyn?”