Charles Tilly





Charles Tilly

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born
in Lombard, Illinois, The United States
May 27, 1929

died
April 29, 2008

gender
male

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About this author

Charles Tilly was born on May 27, 1929 in Lombard, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), to an immigrant mother from Wales and into a working class family.Charles Tilly was one of the key figures in the establishment and institutionalization of the subfields of historical sociology, social science history, social movements, and contentious politics within contemporary social science. After a long and prolific career marked by the writing of more than fifty books and around seven hundred academic articles, Charles Tilly died from lymphoma on April 29, 2008 in a hospice in the Bronx.


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More books by Charles Tilly…
“War made the state, and the state made war”
Charles Tilly

“Yet in one way or another all of us - readers and writers alike - are ultimately prisoners of the documents. And the chains are hard to see”
Charles Tilly

“To the extent that threats against which a given government protects its citizens are imaginary or are consequences of its own activities, the government has organized a protection racket. Since governments themselves commonly timulate, or even fabricate threats of external war, and since the repressive and extractive activities of governments often constitute the largest current threats to the livelihoods of their own citizens, many governments operate in essentially the same ways as racketeers.”
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