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E. Wayne Carp <email@example.com>
Pacific Lutheran University
History of adoption. Currently writing a biography of
Jean Paton, the "mother" of the adoption reights movement.
|Address:||Department of History
Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Childhood
Advisory Board Member for H-Review
|Interests:||Childhood and Education
Benson Family Chair in History
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1981
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1973
A.B. University of California, Berkeley, cum laude,
Adoption Politics: Bastard Nation and Ballot Initiative 58 (University Press of Kansas, 2004).
Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives, Ed. by E. Wayne Carp (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000).
Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998).
“History of Child Welfare Policy in the United States” in The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History (Thousand Oaks, CA, 2004).
"Adoption, Blood Kinship, Stigma, and the Adoption Reform Movement: A Historical Perspective," Review Essay, Law and Society Review, 36:2 (2002): 433-461.
"When In Doubt, Count: World War II as a Watershed in the History of Adoption" co-authored with Anna Leon-Guerrero in Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives, ed. E. Wayne Carp (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.
Chair and Commentator, “Unequal Childhoods: Orphans in Canadian and U.S. History,” Society for the History of Children and Youth, Biennial Meeting, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 4-7, 2005.
Commentator, “Defining and Redefining State Protection of Children in the Twentieth-Century
U.S. Law,” American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Oct. 28-30, 2004.
Chair: “How Revolutionary Has the History of Child Adoption Been?” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Boston, Mar. 25-28, 2004.