The First World War, an Agrarian Interpretation
In this book Offer presents a new interpretation of World War I, weaving together the economic and social history of the English-speaking world, the Pacific basin, and Germany, with the development of food production and consumption. In the special field of United States history, Offer shows
the effect of American agricultural power on world politics, both before and after Word War I. He describes how the social institutions of American agriculture undermined farming in Britain, and forced the British Empire to rely increasingly on overseas imports of food. Detailing the role of
agrarian production and comsumption in British and German defense, Offer examines the moral and legal implications of setting up whole societies as strategic targets.
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Economic and Social Interpretation of the First
Part One How was Germany defeated?
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