Department of History

Richard Oestreicher

  • Professor Emeritus


U.S. Social and Working-Class History
U.S. Popular Culture


19th- and 20th-Century U.S. Workers
U.S. Survey
20th-Century U.S. Popular Culture
Comparative Labor History
Race and Class in U.S. Political History

Education & Training

  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1979

Representative Publications

“Urban Working-Class Political Behavior and Theories of American Electoral Politics, 1870–1940,” Journal of American History (1988)

Solidarity and Fragmentation: Working People and Class Consciousness in Detroit 1875–1900 (Illinois, 1986)

Research Interests

Making America: Working-Class Formation and U.S. Political and Cultural Development, 1780–1860 (tentative title, book in progress); Class and American Politics, 1830–present (tentative title, volume of essays in progress).