Home Front: North Carolina during World War II (Hardback)Julian M. Pleasants (author)
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Julian Pleasants uses oral history interviews, newspaper accounts, and other primary sources to explore the triumphs, hardships, and emotions of North Carolinians during this critical period. Residents of the state witnessed submarine warfare, German prisoners of war in the state, racial discrimination, civil rights progress, and new openings for women in society. With new military bases and increased demand for textiles, crops, lumber, furniture, tobacco, and military service, they saw better jobs, higher living standards, and a new and growing middle class due to these life-changing years.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm