In his acclaimed book, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II, research by UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson offers a fresh and fascinating look. During World War II, the United States transformed its massive economic capacities into military might, which proved critical to winning the war against the Axis powers.
Throughout history, governments and armies have conspired to brutally wipe out entire groups of people through mass murder and the destruction of social and cultural structures, in an ancient practice that since World War II has been labeled by the term genocide. UNC Charlotte's John Cox offers a new perspective on the meaning and significance of genocide in his book, "To Kill a People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century."
In the column "Careers and Recruitment" in the August 2015 issue of the journal Lab Animal, Biological Sciences faculty member Shan Yan shared his growth and accomplishments as a researcher and teacher
UNC Charlotte historian Aaron Shapiro has received The Midwestern History Association’s annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book on a Midwestern history topic for his book "The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest."
In a work that explores the influence of literature on Walt Disney and his creativity, Mark West, chair of the English Department, has co-edited and contributed to the recently released "Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller: Essays on the Literary Inspirations."
History professor Gregory Mixon's new book 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 how both independent militias and state-sponsored militias defined freedom and citizenship for African Americans.
When the threat of disease looms, analyzing its geographic and spatial dynamics might not spring to mind as a priority. However, a new book co-edited by UNC Charlotte researcher Eric Delmelle suggests that such analysis should move up the list of significant issues to consider.
In a work that unites early modern literature and sustainability issues, UNC Charlotte researcher Jennifer Munroe has released a new co-edited collection of essays, Ecological Approaches to Early Modern Texts: A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching.
UNC Charlotte English professor Jeffrey Leak has won the top award for a nonfiction book from The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. for his critically acclaimed work, Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas.
UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of English JuliAnna Ávila and her co-editor Jessica Zacher Pandya have received the prestigious 2014 Edward B. Fry Book Award for their book that explores the intersection of critical and digital literacies and the impact on students and teachers.