Yale University Libraries and Collections

Civilians & the war

EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY SOURCES

  • J. M. Winter, The Great War and the British People, 2nd ed. (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).
  • David M. Kennedy, Over Here: the First World War and American Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980).
  • Patrick Fridenson (ed.) The French home front, 1914-1918 (Providence [R.I.]: Berg, 1992).

AREAS TO EXPLORE

  • Agriculture, food and rationing
  • Anxiety and waiting - for relatives, husbands, etc. to return
  • The experience of:
    —women
    —children
    —non-combatant men
    —urban workers
    —rural workers
  • The experience of being under attack
  • The ‘feminising’ of homefront society
  • Industry - munitions, textiles, materiel, etc.
  • Mourning the missing and dead

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO Civilians and the war

  • James Ciment (ed.); Thaddeus Russell, contributing ed.), The home front encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2007). Starr Main Reference Room (Non-Circulating), SML. D570 .H54 2007+ Oversize.
  • Popular newspapers during World War I [microform] (Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew Publications, 1996) 62 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm. + 1 guide. SML. Film B15381.
  • Hector Macquarrie, Over here; impressions of America, by a British officer (Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott company, 1918) MUDD Library. WB 47216.
  • Michael S. Neiberg (ed.), The World War I reader [electronic resource] : [primary and secondary sources] (New York: New York University Press, c2007) Yale Internet Resource.
  • Abrahamson, James L. The American home front: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II (Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC: National Defense University Press : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1983.) Government Documents Center (Non-Circulating), MUDD Library. D 5.402:Am 3/2.
  • Helen Davenport Brown Gibbons, A little gray home in France (New York: The Century co., 1919). MUDD Library. WB 36057.
  • Charles Lathrop Pack, The war garden victorious (Philadelphia, J.P. Lippincott Company, 1919). MUDD Library. WB 46190.
  • Richard Van Emden and Steve Humphries, All quiet on the home front: an oral history of life in Britain during the First World War (London: Headline, 2003) SML. DA577 .V36X 2003.
  • Ian Williams (ed.) Newspapers of the First World War (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970) LSF. Folio D 136.
  • Ian F. W. Beckett, The Home Front, 1914-1918: how Britain survived great war Kew: National Archives, 2006. SML. DA577 B43 2006.
  • Timothy C. Dowling (ed.) Personal perspectives. World War I (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c2006) SML. D521 .P426X 2006.
  • Margaret H. Darrow, French women and the First World War: war stories of the home front (Oxford; New York : Berg, 2000). SML. D639 W7 D377 2000.
  • Donald-Smith, Helen, War distress and war help: short catalogue of the leading war help societies, showing their scope and objects and the addresses of their officers (London: J. Murray, 1915) iv, 5-34 p. 14 cm. LSF. Bi66 860ah.

WWI British Ration Book

Great Britain. Ministry of Food. Ration book for William Pearson, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, 1919. Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Angus Trumble.

USE ORBIS TO FIND BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

  • World War, 1914-1918—Civilian relief
  • World War, 1914-1918—Conscientious objectors
  • World War, 1914-1918—Hospitals
  • World War, 1914-1918—Mass media and the war
  • World War, 1914-1918—Hospitals, charities, etc.
  • World War, 1914-1918—Economic aspects