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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Schneirov  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1948

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Illinois Connection

Richard Schneirov attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and then received his Masters and Ph. D. from Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Schneirov received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1984. He has taught history at Indiana State University since 1989 and has lectured in Germany and China. His teaching and research interests include labor and working-class history, American politics, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the 1960s counterculture and protest movements.

Published Works

  • Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Carpenters' Union of Chicago, 1863-1987(with Thomas J. Suhrbur), Southern Illinois University Press, 1988
  • Pride and Solidarity: A History of the Plumbers and Pipefitters of Columbus, Ohio, 1889-1989, ILR Press, 1993
  • Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97 (Working Class in American History) , University of Illinois Press, 1998

Selected Titles At Your Library

Union brotherhood, union town :
ISBN: 0809313529. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©1988.

Pride and solidarity :
ISBN: 0875463061. OCLC Number:

ILR Press,. Ithaca, N.Y. :. ©1993.

Labor and urban politics :
ISBN: 0252023749. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1998.

This finely detailed narrative is the definitive account of the rise to power of the Chicago labor movement amidst the 1877 railroad strike, the 1886 struggle over the eight-hour workday, and the 1894 Pullman strike.

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