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)

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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, 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, Edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Gender in Conflicts: Palestine, Israel, Germany, Edited by Ulrike Auga and Christina von Braun. Münster, Germany: Lit, 2006.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London ; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Azkue, Irantzu Mendia. La División Sexual del Trabajo por la Paz: Género y Rehabilitación Posbélica en El Salvador y Bosnia-Herzegovina In (Estado y sociedad). Madrid, Spain: Tecnos, D.L., 2014.
Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History, Edited by Benjamin Maria Baader, Paul Frederick Lerner and Sharon Gillerman. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Babic, Annessa. America's Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham, United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
Bahun, Sanja, and V. G. Julie Rajan. Violence and gender in the globalized world: the intimate and the extimate. Burlington, U.S.A.: Ashgate, 2008.

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Baldwin, Kate A. The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol'niki Park to Chicago's South Side. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2016.

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The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s, Edited by Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017.

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Bardsley, Jan. Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

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Barnes, Tiffany D., and Diana Z. O'Brien. "Defending the Realm: The Appointment of Female Defense Ministers Worldwide." American Journal of Political Science 62, no. 2 (2018): 355-368.
Barnett, Michael. Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Barnett, Michael, and Thomas G. Weiss. Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Baron, Beth. Egypt as a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Barros, Andrew, and Martin Thomas. The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Omer Bartov, Atina Grossmann and Mary Nolan. New York: New Press ; W. W. Norton, 2002.
Batezaat, Elinor, Margaret Mwalo, and Kate Truscott. "Women and Independence: The Heritage and the Struggle." In Zimbabwe's Prospects: Issues of Race, Class, State and Capital in Southern Africa, edited by Colin Stoneman, 153-174. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1988.
Bayly, Christopher Alan, and Tim Harper. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire. London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World, Edited by Dimitar Bechev and Kalypso Nicolaïdis. London: Tauris, 2010.
Beinin, Joel, and Rebecca L. Stein. The struggle for sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005. Stanford, U.S.A.: Stanford University Press, 2006.

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Bek, Anna Nikolaevna. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954, Edited by Anne Dickason Rassweiler. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Belkin, Aaron, and Melissa Levitt. "Homosexuality and the Israel Defense Forces: Did Lifting the Gay Ban Undermine Military Performance?" Armed Forces and Society 27, no. 4 (2001): 541-565.
Belmonte, Laura A. "A Family Affair? Gender, the U.S. Information Agency, and Cold War Ideology, 1945-1960." In Culture and International History, edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht and Frank Schumacher, 79-93. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.

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Bemporad, Elissa, and Joyce W. Warren. Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators. Bloomington, IN, USA : Indiana University Press, 2018.
Ben-Ze'ev, Efrat. Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond National Narratives. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
Bennett, Huw C. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Bennett, Huw. "The Other Side of the COIN: Minimum and Exemplary Force in British Army Counterinsurgency in Kenya." Small Wars and Insurgencies 18, no. 4 (2007): 638-664.

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Berg, Nicholas. The Holocaust and the West German Historians: Historical Interpretation and Autobiographical Memory. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
Berry, Mike, and Greg Philo. Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories. London: Pluto Press, 2006.

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Berry, Marie E. War, women, and power: from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Betti, Eloisa. "Licenziate per rappresaglia nella guerra fredda. Rappresentazioni e memorie nel capoluogo dell'Emilia rossa." Dismissed in reprisal. Representation and memories in Bologna during the cold war., no. 154 (2017): 75-130.

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