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Home front : North Carolina during World War II

Author: Julian M Pleasants
Publisher: Gainesville ; Tallahassee ; Boca Raton ; Pensacola ; Orlando ; Miami ; Kacksonville ; Ft. Myers ; Sarasota University Press of Florida [2017] © 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 hell state toward a more  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian M Pleasants
ISBN: 9780813054254 0813054257
OCLC Number: 992532139
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xi, 366 Seiten : Illustrationen
Responsibility: Julian M. Pleasants.

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Argues that World War II was the most significant event in the history of modern North Carolina, an experience that dramatically improved the lives of ordinary citizens by transforming the rural  Read more...

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A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice."-Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida "Personal anecdotes humanize the Read more...

 
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