Thomas McCabe

Thomas McCabe

Email

tamccabe [at] rutgers.edu

Tom McCabe received his PhD in American History from Rutgers University in 2006. His research and teaching interests include urban, suburban, Newark and sport history.  His first book, Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict’s Prep, was published by Fordham University Press in 2010, and was a Eric Hoffer and New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance book award winner.

His current project is SOCCERTOWN, USA, the long story of soccer in Kearny, just across the river from Rutgers-Newark. That project includes both a documentary film and a book manuscript. Dr. McCabe also serves on the executive board of the Newark History Society and the Society for American Soccer History.

Courses Taught

History of Newark

Global History of Soccer
History of the United States I & II



Education

Ph.D. in History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New


Brunswick), 2006

M.A. in History, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey (Newark), 1998

B.A. in History, Princeton University, 1991




Publications


“Cooper’s Block: America’s First Soccer Neighborhood,” Soccer & Society, Volume 18: 2-3 (Spring 2017).

“The Pioneer of Paterson,” HOWLER, Volume 6 (Summer 2015).

“Loose Threads: The Prehistory of U.S. Soccer,” HOWLER, Volume 3 (Summer 2013).

“Boca American: The Peter Millar Story,” XI: A North American Soccer Quarterly, Volume 3 (July 2012).

“’Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard’: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club,” XI: A North American Soccer Quarterly, Volume 2 (December 2012).

Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. (Fordham University Press, 2010).

“The Duke, Divine Comedy, and Discipline at St. Benedict’s Prep, 1905-1972,” American Catholic Studies, Volume 121, No. 3 (Winter 2010).

“The Downtown Monks and the Miracle on High Street: The Story of St. Benedict’s Prep, 1868-2010,” American Catholic Studies, Volume 120, No. 4 (Fall 2010).