Historian’s work focuses on World War II and the power of mobilization
   October 7, 2016

Historian Mark Wilson studies the business and politics of the American industrial mobilization for World War II in the new book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II.”

Wilson spent 10 years researching the archives of companies that made weapons for the war as well as military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing Aircraft and Manufacturing, Ford Motor and DuPont U.S.

“The book offers an account of how the U.S. mobilized the economy to make supplies for the Allies to win World War II. It’s also a study of...

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Political structure of militias in 19th century Georgia subject of Mixon’s work
   October 7, 2016

A recently published work by history professor Gregory Mixon analyzes one state’s process of freedom, citizenship and the incorporation of African Americans within the political and economic structure of the United States after the Civil War.

“Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905” explores the history of Georgia’s black militia and how both independent militias and state-sponsored militias defined freedom and citizenship for African Americans. The work is available at ...

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Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research
   October 7, 2016

The UNC-Charlotte Department of History is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 winners of the Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research.  This prize, named for a beloved colleague who spent her life fostering undergraduate research and development, awards the students who write the best research paper in the sophomore research and writing seminar $200.  The instructors of the seminar nominate their strongest paper and the committee choses the winner from those papers.  The winners and honorable mention awardees represent the best in writing, primary document research, and contextual and...

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Graduate Program News
   April 23, 2015

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Heritage Tourism Graduate Students Learn From Research Trip

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Congratulations
   April 13, 2015

--Midwestern History Association Confers Honor on Aaron Shapiro--

Sioux Falls, SD – The Midwestern History Association today announced the winner of its annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book authored on a Midwestern history topic during a calendar year. The honor was conferred upon Aaron Shapiro for his book entitled The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). The award will be presented on April 17th at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association, which will take place in St...

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