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

Position: Benson Family Chair in History and Professor of History 

Contact Information:
: carpw@plu.edu
Phone: 253.535.7345 (Office)
Fax:      253.761.8115
Office: Xavier 102

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

Writing and Current Research: My current research centers on writing a history of the Vietnam Babylift.  I visited South Korea as Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at Yonsei University in Seoul.  In recent years, my research has been supported by two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships and a PLU Regency Advancement Award.

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