North Carolina and the Two World Wars

By Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, Nancy Midgette

North Carolina and the Two World Wars

Approx. 254 pp., 6 x 9, 89 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6444-1
    Published: January 2013

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

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 in the State Archives, 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 in the twentieth century. For this new work Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette of Elon University extensively updated and expanded Dr. Lemmon’s texts. She also 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.

About the Authors

Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon (1914-2002) was one of North Carolina's preeminent historians. She earned a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1952. 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.
For more information about Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, visit the Author Page.

Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette is a professor of history at Elon University. She earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia in 1984. Her fields of interest include southern history and American military history.
For more information about Nancy Midgette, visit the Author Page.