Philip Gerard

Philip Gerard is the author of 13 books, including The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina. Gerard was the author of Our State’s Civil War series. He currently teaches in the department of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Decades Series

The 1940s: The Decade of Transformation

North Carolina began the 1940s as a mainly rural, isolated state hit hard by the Great Depression. But by the end of the decade, it was a different kind of state: one we recognize as our home.

History

History: The Great Oyster War

In 1890, tensions between native Ocracokers and marauding outsiders came to a head. At the center of the conflict? A small but valuable shellfish.

Central

Whiskey Roads

Moonshine once flowed through Wilkes, Davie, and Davidson counties, ferried by daring drivers in fast cars. Drive these narrow, winding roads for a taste of the area’s outlaw past.

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