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Pacific Lutheran University, Department of History, Tacoma WA 98447-0003

Position: Benson Family Chair in History and Professor of History, emeritus 

Contact Information:
E-mail
: carpw@plu.edu
Phone: 253.759.4501 (Home)
Fax:      253.535.8305
Office: Xavier 102

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981.
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1973.
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, cum laude, 1972


Writing and Current Research: My current research centers on the bioethics of separating twins through adoption for the purposes of researching the nature vs nurture issue.

Publications: I am the author of the following books on the history of adoption:
  •  Adoption Politics: Bastard Nation and Ballot Initiative 58 (University Press of Kansas, 2004).  Information about my most recent book publication can be found at: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/carado.html.
 
I have also published a book on the history of the American Revolution. See, To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1783 (University of North Carolina Press, 1984).  For publisher information: http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=482.

For copies of some of my older articles, please click on: http://ssrn.com/author=1342242.


  • Legal Research:  I am an internationally recognized expert on legal issues and I have served as a consultant and expert witness throughout North America in cases that concern "wrongful adoption," secrecy in adoption records, and the history of adoption disclosure laws. 

For additional information about my activities, see my CV  below
Subpages (2): CV HIST 247