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Michigan in the World: Bombs, Bonds and Boycotts

Secondary sources, reference works and additional resources for students researching Michigan involvement in World War I.

Databases that include secondary sources on WWI

America: History and Life

Historical Abstracts

Note: Using "World War, 1914-1918" as a subject term in either of these databases will limit your results to sources related to WWI.


Remembering Ann Arbor / Alice Goff and Megan Cooney

Detroit's wartime industry : arsenal of democracy / Michael W.R. Davis. 

The Lenawee homefront during World War I : "a singular kind of innocence" / by Jan Richardi. 

The G-34 paradox : inside the army's secret mustard gas project at Dow Chemical in World War I / by D. Laurence Rogers. 

A history of Ann Arbor / Jonathan Marwil

Strategies for finding secondary sources:

There are not a lot of books written entirely about Michigan in World War I, so you might have to be creative to find books that, for example, have a chapter about the war.

Search for local histories by using the name of the location and "history" as subject terms. For example, Ann Arbor AND history.