The Carolinas - Yesterday - Today - TomorrowThis work, commissioned by The Duke Endowment, examines life in North Carolina and South Carolina over the preceding 75 years with an eye toward understanding the challenges of the next century.

It was published in the fall of 1999 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Duke Endowment. 

MDC analyzed data on the two states' demography, quality of life, education, and economy. Prominent regional authors added short reflective pieces.