Robert H. Zieger named 2012 Outstanding Emeritus Faculty
Long before his retirement in 2008, Distinguished Professor of
History Emeritus Robert H. Zieger had earned a reputation as one
of the foremost labor historians in the United States. He is the
author of several groundbreaking monographs and edited
collections in working class history including For Jobs and
Freedom: Race and Labor in America since 1865 and The CIO,
1935-1955, a book which is now considered the definitive
interpretation of the rise of the Committee for Industrial
Organization in the Great Depression.
Since 2008, Dr. Zieger has been as active as ever. In addition to
serving as his union’s delegate to the North Central Florida Central
Labor Council, Bob has published essays in the Journal of Aging,
Humanities and the Arts as well as the Journal of Florida Studies.
Professor Zieger’s newest edited collection, Life and Labor in the
New New South: Essays in Southern Labor History since 1950,
published in 2012 by the University Press of Florida is
As part of a select group of emeritus Distinguished Professors at
the University of Florida, Professor Zieger continues to serve his
campus and his community at the highest level. He is a role model
for us all.