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Department of History
Tufts University
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Medford, MA 02155

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John C. Schneider
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in History


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1971
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, 1968
  • A.B. Fordham University, 1966


  • Social History of U.S. Cities
  • Homelessness in the United States, 1800-1950
  • Mob Violence and Public Order in American History

Major Publications

  • Detroit and the Problem of Order, 1830-1880: A Geography of Crime, Riot, and Policing (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980)
  • "Skid Row: History and Culture," in David Levinson, ed., Encyclopedia of Homelessness, 2 vols. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004), II: 505-511
  • "Homeless Men and Housing Policy in Urban America, 1850-1920," Urban Studies, 26 (February 1989), 90-99
  • "Skid Row as an Urban Neighborhood, 1880-1960," in Jon Erickson and Charles Wilhelm, eds., Housing the Homeless (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research, 1986), pp. 167-189
  • "Tramping Workers, 1890-1920: A Subcultural View," in Eric H. Monkkonen, ed., Walking to Work: Tramps in America, 1790-1935 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984), pp. 212-234
  • "Public Order and the Geography of the City: Crime, Violence, and the Police in Detroit, 1845-1875," Journal of Urban History, 4 (February 1978), 183-208.