Women's Autobiographies on the Cold War and Wars of Decolonization

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Cold War (1946–91)
  • Arab-Israeli Conflicts (1947–)
  • War of Indonesian Independence (1945–49)
  • Korean War (1950–53)
  • African Wars for Independence (1952–)
  • Algerian War (1954–62)
  • Indochina Wars (1946–79)

Advanced Keyword Search

Previous | War Periods | Next


Displaying 1 - 40 of 668
Abdo-Zubi, Nahla. Women in Israel: race, gender and citizenship. London: Zed Books, 2011.
Abdulhadi, Rabab, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Christine Naber. Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Abu-Duhou, Jamileh. Giving voices to the voiceless: gender-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. Highclere, U.K.: Berkshire Academic Press, 2011.
Accad, Evelyne. Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East. New York: New York University Press, 1990.

Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9.

Achebe, Nwando. The Female King of Colonial Nigeria Ahebi Ugbabe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adie, Kate. The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography. London: Headline, 2002.
Adler, Les K., and Thomas G. Paterson. "Red Fascism: The Merger of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia in the American Image of Totalitarianism, 1930s–1950s." American Historical Review 75, no. 4 (1970): pp. 1046-1064.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Afshar, Haleh and Deborah Eade, eds. Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxfam, 2003.

Preface (Deborah Eade) (p. x)
Part 1.
Introduction: War and peace: what do women contribute? (Haleh Afshar) (p. 1)
The 'sex war' and other wars: towards a feminist approach to peace building (Donna Pankhurst) (p. 8)
Women and wars: some trajectories towards a feminist peace (Haleh Afshar) (p. 43)
Developing policy on integration and re/construction in Kosova (Chris Corrin) (p. 60)
Kosovo: missed opportunities, lessons for the future (Lesley Abdela) (p. 87)
Training the uniforms: gender and peacekeeping operations (Angela Mackay) (p. 100)

Agnew, Vanessa and Jonathan Lamb, eds. Settler and Creole Reenactment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Aijazi, Omer. "Relationality, Culpability and Consent in Wartime: Men's Experiences of Forced Marriage." International Journal of Traditional Justice 11, no. 3 (2017): pp. 463-483.
Brundage, William|degree supervisor, ed. Akers, Joshua. Straddling the Threshold of Two Worlds: the Culture of American Soldiers in the Vietnam War, 1965-1973 In Department of History. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , 2018.
Al-Ali, Nadje, and Nicola Pratt. Women and war in the Middle East: transnational perspectives. London: Zed Books, 2009.

Contents:

Albano, Sondra. "Military Recognition of Family Concerns: Revolutionary War To 1993." Armed Forces & Society 20, no. 2 (1994): pp. 283-302.
Alcalde, Ángel, and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas. War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory In Routledge studies in modern history. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Aldrich, Robert and Kirsten McKenzie, eds. The Routledge History of Western Empires. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Alison, Miranda. "Women as Agents of Political Violence: Gendering Security." Security Dialogue 35, no. 4 (2004): pp. 448-462.
Allman, Jean Marie Musi, Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Mussi, eds. Women in African Colonial Histories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Allyn, David. Make Love, Not War : The Sexual Revolution, an Unfettered History. Boston, Mass: Little, Brown, 2000.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Altınay, Ayşe. The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

Introduction: Italy's Sisters in Arms, Susan Amatangelo

Part I: The Unification of Italy

1 One in a Mille: Countess Martini Della Torre, Benedetta Gennaro

2 Peppa La Cannoniera: Citizenship in Action, Giovanna Summerfield

3 "Sono briganta, io, non donna di brigante": The Female Brigand's Search for Identit,y Susan Amatangelo

Part II: The Two World Wars

4 Women at War: Eva Kuhn Amendola (Magamal) - Interventionist, Futurist, Fascist, Lucia Re

Amrane-Minne, Danièle Djamila. Des femmes dans la guerre d'Algérie: Entretiens. Paris: Karthala, 1994.
Amrith, Sunril, and Glenda Sluga. "New Histories of the United Nations." Journal of World History 19, no. 3 (2008): pp. 251-274.
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of the Empire. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Andreas, Peter. Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Andrews, Maggie and Janis Lomas, eds. The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Angom, Sidonia. Women in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
Aoláin, Fionnuala Ní, Naomi R. Cahn, and Dina Francesca Haynes. On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and The Post-Conflict Process. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Aractingi, Philippe. Heritages. Lebanon, 2013.
Ardener, Shirley, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds. War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Arjona, Ana, Nelson Kasfir, and Zachariah Cherian Mampilly. Rebel Governance in Civil War. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
arkov, Dubravka Ž. "The 'New Wars': A Gendered Myth." In Mythen Van Gender: Essays voor Willy Jansen, edited by Stefan Dudink and Liedeke Plate, pp. 275-280. Nijmegen: Vantilt, 2015.

Chapter 27 Selected Bibliography

Astor, Gerald. The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1998.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. "Introduction: Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda." In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo, pp. 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Pages