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Author Pleasants, Julian M., author

Title Home front : North Carolina during World War II / Julian M. Pleasants
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
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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
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 hell state toward a more progressive future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 20, 2017)
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
North Carolina -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081305270X (electronic bk.)
9780813052700 (electronic bk.)