Samuel Mitrani


Samuel Mitrani

Associate Professor, History

Tel.: (630) 942-3131
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433B

Areas of Research Interest:

  • 19th Century United States
  • State Formation
  • History of Chicago

Recent Courses Taught:

  • World War II and the Holocaust
  • Western Civilization since 1600
  • U.S. History to 1865
  • U.S. History since 1865
  • U.S. History since 1945

Current Projects:

  • Beginning research for a manuscript on the role of crises in the development of the U.S. state in the 20th century

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894 University of Illinois Press, 2014
  • Reforming Repression: Labor, Anarchy, and Reform in the Shaping of the Chicago Police Department,: Labor, 2009


  • PhD, History, University of Illinois at Chicago

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