Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1960; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1967.
Assistant professor of history, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1967-1969; associate professor of history, S.W. Missouri State University, Springfield, 1969-1972; professor of history, University of Minnesota, Duluth, since 1972.
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Member state central committee Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, 1976-1978. Member American Studies Association, American Culture Association (Carl Bode award 1988), Popular Culture Association.
Married Susan Phyllis Carlson, October 27, 1962. Children: Brian Campbell, David Peter, Timothy Lincoln.