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Carlos A. Schwantes

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Carlos A. Schwantes
Mercantile Endowed Professor for Transportation Studies

One University Blvd.
154 University Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499

Carlos A. Schwantes is a St. Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor of Transportation Studies.

Ph. D. (History), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M. A. (History), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Transportation in American Life; Transportation Landscapes; History of the American West; History of the United States

Author or editor of fifteen books to date.
Current projects include: "On the Move: Transportation Shapes the Twentieth Century West," a book under contract with Indiana University Press "Workers on the Anvil of Adversity: American Labor and the Phelps Dodge Copper Strike of 1983," a book under contract with The University Press of Kansas

Other Activities

  • Past-president Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
  • Shipboard lecturer for Lindblad Expeditions since 1990 (on the Columbia River and in Alaska) and train lecturer for the American Orient Express Railway Company since 1995 (across the United States and Canada)


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