Author and UNCW professor Philip Gerard starts book series on North Carolina history

For decades, the N.C. Division of Archives and History churned out a shelf of short paperbacks and pamphlets on eras and topics in North Carolina h...

November 5, 2022
3:14 PM

For decades, the N.C. Division of Archives and History churned out a shelf of short paperbacks and pamphlets on eras and topics in North Carolina history.Now, Wilmington writer Philip Gerard is taking up the task with "North Carolina in the 1940s: The Decade of Transformation." His publisher, Blair, sees this as the first in a series. A companion volume, "North Carolina in the 1950s," is due for release in March.Gerard, a professor in the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a former department chair, is best known for his historical novel about the 1898 coup and massacre, "Cape Fear Rising.

Ben Steelman