Bio: "Charles Tilly was born on May 20, 1929, in Lombard, Illinois (near Chicago). He was educated at Harvard and Oxford, obtaining the Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1958. He has taught at University of Delaware, Harvard University, the University of Toronto, University of Michigan, the New School University, and Columbia University, where he now is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science..."
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