Julian M. Pleasants is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. He is the author of several books, including The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River.
"Informative. . . . Southerners generally supported the war effort, bought war bonds, and gathered scrap metal. They experienced some hints of the social changes to come. Pleasants . . . skillfully explains how these experiences and others made North Carolina in 1945 different from the state it was in 1941."--Choice "Outlines in great detail how the war brought progress to [North Carolina]. . . . Pleasants is a storyteller, and he has gleaned the archives and old newspaper accounts of local wartime activities for facts and stories that will entertain as they help relate the amazing impact the war made on [North Carolina]."--Chapel Hill News