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The First World War and the International Economy
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The First World War and the International Economy

9781858986753 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Chris Wrigley, Professor of Modern British History, University of Nottingham, UK
Publication Date: 2000 ISBN: 978 1 85898 675 3 Extent: 232 pp
This book provides a fresh assessment of the impact of the First World War on the international economy. Leading academics offer new perspectives on the effects of the War on the long-term growth rates of the belligerent countries and examine its impact on individual sectors within these economies.

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This book provides a fresh assessment of the impact of the First World War on the international economy. Leading academics offer new perspectives on the effects of the War on the long-term growth rates of the belligerent countries and examine its impact on individual sectors within these economies.

Major issues considered include:
• a discussion of trade barriers as a scapegoat for the sluggish state of world trade in the 1920s
• a reassessment of the links between the First World War, German banking instability and the catastrophe in July 1931
• the impact of the War on American manufacturing industry which continued to expand rapidly, boosting big business and redistributing some manufacturing to the south of the country
• the social and economic consequences of the war for the British and Indian cotton industries
• the impact of the war on the Japanese economy and society
• the effects of the war on organized labour and the female labour force.

Critical Acclaim
‘. . . the collection provides an interesting mix of international comparisons and contributions from different angles and levels within the industrial economies of 1914–1918. The collection offers much of value for students of economic and social history or for those looking for a combination of economic data and perspectives on recent historiography.’
– M.J. French, Labour History Review

‘Collectively the chapters of this volume offer useful insights on how the First War impacted on elements of the international economy.’
– David Greasley, E.H. Net
Contributors
Contributors: K.D. Brown, P. Fearon, A. Fowler, A. Marrison, T.C. Mills, S. Palmer, H.-J. Voth, C. Wrigley
Contents
Contents: 1. The War and the International Economy 2. Recent Developments in Modelling Trends and Cycles in Economic Time Series and their Relevance to Quantitative Economic History 3. Manufacturing Industry in the United States During the First World War 4. Impact of the First World War on the Lancashire Cotton Industry and its Workers 5. The Impact of the First World War on Japan 6. Legacy – War, Aftermath and the End of the Nineteenth-Century Liberal Trading Order, 1914–32 7. German Banking and the Impact of the First World War 8. Women and the First World War 9. Organized Labour and the International Economy Index
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