Jeffrey Sommers is a professor at Raritan Valley Community College. He has over 30 publications in several countries and has taught in the US, the Netherlands, Germany, and Latvia. Additionally, he has given academic presentations in Russia, Lithuania, Brazil, Guyana, & Martinique. He has been a Fulbright student and Fulbright scholar. He is associated faculty at the Riga Graduate School of Law, and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He also serves as co-editor of History Compass and is book-review editor of H-World. Before engaging his academic he was a labor organizer with the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Associations, the American Federation of Teachers, and a recruiter with the AFL-CIOâ€™s Organizing Institute.