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the total war economy


  • Chris Wrigley (ed.), The First World War and the international economy (Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: E. Elgar, c2000).
  • Kocka, Jürgen (trans. Barabara Weinberger), Facing Total War: German society 1914-1918 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984).


  • Agriculture
  • The integration of women into the industrial workforce
  • Manufacturing
  • Protected industries
  • Raw materials
  • Realignment of the national economies toward the war
  • The role of empires in the war economy


  • Norman R. Byers, World commerce in its relation to the British empire (London, P. S. King & son, ltd., 1916). 104 p. 19 cm. Microform. SML. Fil B10843:6.
  • W. W. (William Walker) Swanson. The financial power of the Empire (Kingston: The Jacksonpress, 1915) 29 p. 23 cm. Series: Bulletin of the Departments of History and Political and Economic Science in Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. no. 14, April, 1915. MUDD Library. Nc95 C56 915s .
  • John Chartres, Munitions of War Acts, 1915 & 1916 (5 & 6 Geo. 5. cc. 54 and 99): an analysis with notes, followed by appendices containing the text of the acts, orders, rules, and other relevant documents (London: Stevens and Sons, 1916)[electronic resource].
  • United States War Industries Board, American industry in the war; a report of the War Industries Board (March 1921) by Bernard M. Baruch, chairman, including, besides a reprint of the report of the War Industries Board of World War I, Mr. Baruch’s own program for total mobilization of the nation as presented to the War Policies Commission in 1931, and current material on priorities and price fixing (New York: Prentice-Hall, inc., 1941). xii, 498 p. fold. diagr. 24 cm. MUDD Library. Nc92 921ub.
  • Canada, Department of Agriculture, Patriotism and production "More than usual": agricultural war book (Ottawa, Canada: Published by direction of ... Minister of Agriculture, 1915). LSF. Bi66 180f.
  • Adam Willis Kirkaldy (ed.), Industry and finance: war expedients and reconstruction, being the results of enquiries arranged by the Section of economic science and statistics of the British association, during the years 1916 and 1917 (London, New York [etc.] Sir. I. Pitman & sons, ltd. [1917?]) viii, 371 p. fold. tab. 22 cm. Microform. SML. Film B10964:2.
  • Hugo Glafey, Krieg und textilindustrie (Berlin: L. Simon nf., 1915), 36 p. 24 cm. MUDD Library. WC 14478 36-38 8.
  • National Industrial Conference Board, European commission, Problems of labor and industry in Great Britain, France and Itay; a report of the European commission of the National industrial conference board (Boston, Mass.: National industrial conference board, 1919) xv, 406 p. 23 cm. MUDD Library. WC 24136 6.

Food Will Win the War Poster

Food will win the war. United States Food Administration. War Poster Collection, Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library. MSSA.MS 0671. Box 17. Folder 067. File name 006996.tif.


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