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.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
`. . . 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