Lewis H. Carlson

Lewis H. Carlson

Lewis H. Carlson

Dr. Lewis H. Carlson
Dr. Lewis H. Carlson
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Michigan State
20th Century American Social, Cultural, and Intellectual History, especially Minorities, Popular Culture, and Sport

Email: lewis.carlson@wmich.edu or lhcarlson1934@gmail.com


Professional Information

Books Published:

Clarence Adams, edited by Della Adams and Lewis H. Carlson, An American Dream: The Life of an African American Soldier and POW Who Spent Twelve Years in Communist China. University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. A feature film based on this book is currently in process.

Alexander Jefferson, with Lewis H. Carlson, Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: The Memoirs of a World War II Tuskegee Airman and POW. NY: Fordham University Press, 2005.

Angelo Spinelli and Lewis H. Carlson, Life Behind Barbed Wire: The Secret World War II Photographs of Prisoner of War Angelo Spinelli. NY: Fordham University Press, 2004.

Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson, And the Wind Blew Cold: The Story of an American POW in North Korea, Kent State University Press, 2002.

Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War: An Oral History of Korean War POWs. NY: St. Martin's Press, 2002 (paperback edition, 2003).

We Were Each Other's Prisoners: An Oral History of World War II American and German Prisoners of War. NY: Basic Books, 1997 (paperback edition, 1998).

(with Norbert Haase) Warten auf Freiheit: Deutsche und amerikanische Kriegsgefangene des Zweiten Weltkrieges Erzählen [Waiting for Freedom: An Oral History of World War II German and American Prisoners of War]. Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 1996.

(with Kevin Vichcales) American Popular Culture at Home and Abroad. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Press, 1996.

(with Frank Unger) Highland Park oder Stadt der Zukunft [Highland Park: City of the Future?]. Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 1994.

(with James Ferreira) Beyond the Red, White, and Blue: A Student's Introduction to American Studies. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1993 (second edition, McGraw-Hill, 1998).

(with Frank Unger) Amerika - der gespaltene Traum [America: the Fragmented Dream]. Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 1992.

(with John J. Fogarty) Tales of Gold: Olympic Stories as Told by Those Who Lived Them. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1987 (Tales of Gold won the United States Olympic Committee's 1988 Olympic Book of the Year Award).

(with George Colburn) In Their Place: White America Defines Her Minorities, John Wiley & Sons, 1971.

Forthcoming: Van Gogh’s Right Ear: Dissonant Chords for the Grandchildren: A Memoir

Since 1974 Lewis Carlson has written the scripts and co-produced over 100 educational tapes, including numerous audiovisual publications for the WMU Aural Press; a series of audio productions sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities; presentations at the Association for Popular Culture, Midwest Popular Culture Association, and the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin. Dr. Carlson is the recipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award. He is a former visiting professor at University of Passau and Free University of Berlin.



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