Queen City at War

Overview

The Queen City at War reveals a complexity of experience on the Charlotte home front, and it supports much of the current research that exposes the myth behind the 'Good War' concept. The story of Charlotte during World War II is a 'tale of two cities:' for some, 'it was the best of times,' but for others, 'it was the worst of times.' This study draws upon much of the recent scholarship related to the home front, and it also utilizes a number of primary sources, especially the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte...

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Overview

The Queen City at War reveals a complexity of experience on the Charlotte home front, and it supports much of the current research that exposes the myth behind the 'Good War' concept. The story of Charlotte during World War II is a 'tale of two cities:' for some, 'it was the best of times,' but for others, 'it was the worst of times.' This study draws upon much of the recent scholarship related to the home front, and it also utilizes a number of primary sources, especially the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte News, as well as local documents and manuscript collections. The Queen City at War should appeal to historians, students of history, and the general public interested in World War II and the American home front, as well as those interested in Southern history and American urban history.

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Editorial Reviews

The North Carolina Historical Review
Studies of the World War II home front often provide valuable insight into the cleavages present in American society. Stephen Herman Dew's 'The Queen City at War' succeeds in that regard. . . . a careful reader will find much that is useful and interesting. . .
North Carolina Historical Review
Studies of the World War II home front often provide valuable insight into the cleavages present in American society. Stephen Herman Dew's 'The Queen City at War' succeeds in that regard. . . . a careful reader will find much that is useful and interesting. . .
Booknews
This study of a southern city during WWII combines descriptive narrative and analysis to reveal how the war altered the city and the lives of its residents, and demonstrates how factors such as race, gender, class, and religion shaped the wartime experience of the city. It draws on primary sources including local newspapers and manuscript collections. Discussion touches on militarism and paranoia, business, labor, and social aspects of the home front experience, and political developments during the war. The study confirms that the war fostered economic and social benefits for many Charlotteans, while others, such as anti-war religious sects, striking workers, and blacks, experienced a darker side of the "Good War." Includes b&w historical photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761819547
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/18/2001
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Herman Dew is a librarian at the University of Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Photographs Chapter 2 Abbreviations Chapter 3 Foreward Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Part I: The Queen City as Soldier of Freedom Chapter 7 Part II: The Queen City as Arsenal of Democracy Chapter 8 Part III: The Queen City as Battlefield of Politics Chapter 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 Appendices Chapter 11 Endnotes Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index

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