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Home front : North Carolina during World War II / Julian M. Pleasants.

Author/Creator:
Pleasants, Julian M. author.
Publication:
Gainesville [Florida] : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
World War (1939-1945).
World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
North Carolina -- History, Military -- 20th century.
North Carolina.
Form/Genre:
History.
Military history.
Summary:
Julian Pleasants offers a grassroots view of World War II's extraordinary impact on the homefront by focusing on the myriad ways, large and small, that the war changed the lives of average citizens. Using oral histories, interviews, and newspaper accounts, Pleasants connects family-level decisions to fundamental social, economic, industrial, and military growth that helped move the Tar Heel State toward a more progressive future.
Contents:
Prelude to war : the years 1931-1941
A call to duty : the Selective Service Act of 1940
A call to arms : military preparedness
Arsenal of democracy : the economic impact of the war
Torpedo junction : submarine warfare off the North Carolina coast
"Make do with less" : rationing, war bonds, and victory gardens
Education and the University of North Carolina Pre-Flight School
Prisoners of war in the Old North State
The double V : racism during World War II
"This is my war, too" : women at war
Tar Heel heroes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index.
ISBN:
9780813054254
0813054257
OCLC:
959592732
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