New Title from Historical Publications

[Our blog post today comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Dept. of Cultural Resources.]

North Carolina and the Two World Wars returns to print in a single volume two of the most popular titles published by the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Based on extensive research,

Book cover for North Carolina and the Two World Wars

North Carolina and the Two World Wars returns to print in a single volume two of the most popular titles published by the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon’s North Carolina’s Role in the First World War (1966) and North Carolina’s Role in World War II (1964) provided an introduction to the Tar Heel experience in these two pivotal events of the twentieth century. For this new work Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette of Elon University extensively updated and expanded Dr. Lemmon’s long-out-of-print texts. In addition, she researched and wrote a new chapter that discusses the interwar period between 1918 and 1941. The result is a concise, yet compelling, one-volume work surveying the events over four decades that boldly brought North Carolina into the Modern Era.

Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon (1914–2002) was one of North Carolina’s preeminent historians. She earned a Ph.D. in history from UNC-Chapel Hill. During a thirty-five-year career at Meredith College, Dr. Lemmon served in a variety of positions from professor of history to department administrator to college historian.

Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette is professor of history at Elon University. She earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia. Dr. Midgette is the author of To Foster the Spirit of Professionalism: Southern Scientists and State Academies of Science (2007), as well as a number of journal articles.

North Carolina and the Two World Wars (paperbound; pp. ix, 245; illustrations; index; 2013) sells for $24.55, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (AB), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the section’s secure online store at http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/. The book is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.

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