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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Carpenters' Union of Chicago, 1863-1987
ISBN: 0809313529

Southern Illinois University Press. 1988

By their thorough examination of 120 years of carpenter unions in Chicago, Schneirov and Suhrbur add depth and detail to existing studies on building trades unions. With an effective balance of analysis and interpretation, the authors examine labor unions within the larger social order in which they existed. They go beyond a history of collective bargaining to define the interplay between union development, technological innovation, the changing balance of power between workers and employers in the city, and the role of carpenters in progressive social movements. They provide insights to such questions as the Pullman strike, World War I labor policies, open shop campaigns, New Deal work-relief programs, and collective bargaining in the building trades.

Pride and Solidarity: A History of the Plumbers and Pipefitters of Columbus, Ohio, 1889-1989 (ILR Press books)
ISBN: 0875463061

Cornell University Press. 1993

Book by Schneirov, Richard

Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97 (Working Class in American History)
ISBN: 0252023749

University of Illinois Press. 1998

Offers a detailed account of labor and its rise in urban politics in Chicago.

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