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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Ocobock, Paul. An uncertain age: the politics of manhood in Kenya. Athens: Ohio Univeristy Press, 2017.
Odhiambo, E. S. Atieno, and John Lonsdale. Mau Mau & Nationhood: Arms, Authority & Narration. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2003.
Oldenziel, Ruth, and Karin Zachmann. Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology, and European Users. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Orford, Anne. Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Paletscheck, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut. "Introduction: Gender and Memory Culture in Europe: Female Representations in Historical Perspective." In The Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century-Europe, edited by Sylvia Paletscheck and Sylvia Schraut, 7-30. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2008.
Paletschek, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut. The Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe. Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2008.
Palmié, Stephan, and Francisco A. Scarano. The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Paoletti, Ciro. A Military History of Italy. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008.
Parenti, Michael. To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia. London: Verso, 2000.
Paret, Peter, Beth Irwin Lewis, and Paul Paret. Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Pearlman, Wendy. Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Peled, Yoav, Noah Lewin-Epstein, Gai Mundlaḳ, and Jean L. Cohen. Democratic Citizenship and War. New York; London: Routledge, 2011.
Penn, Shana, and Jill Massino. Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Penslar, Derek J. Jews and the Military: A History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Peteet, Julie Marie. Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
Phillips, Kathy J. Manipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Phillips, Kimberley L. War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Phuc, Kim, and Ashley Wiersma. Fire Road: the Napalm girl's journey through the horrors of war to faith, forgiveness, and peace. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.
Pieper-Mooney, Jadwiga E., and Fabio Lanza. De-Centering Cold War History: Local and Global Change. London: Routledge, 2013.
Planert, Ute, and James Retallack. Decades of Reconstruction: Postwar Societies, State-Building, and International Relations From The Seven Years' War to the Cold War. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Poiger, Uta G. Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
Pojmann, Wendy A. Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.
Ponzanesi, Sandra. Gender, Globalization, and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Poulos, Margarite. "Transnational Militancy in Cold-War Europe: Gender, Human Rights, and the WIDF during the Greek Civil War." European Review of History 24, no. 1 (2017): 17-35.
Presley, Cora Ann. "Kikuyu Women and the Mau Mau Rebellion." In In Resistance: Studies in African, Caribbean, and Afro-American History, edited by Gary Y. Okihiro, 115-137. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.
Presley, Cora Ann. Kikuyu Women, the Mau Mau Rebellion, and Social Change in Kenya. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992.
Presley, Cora Ann. "The Mau Mau Rebellion, Kikuyu Women, and Social Change." Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines 22, no. 3 (1988): 502-527.
Pugliese, Stanislao G. Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy: 1919 to the Present. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
Quataert, Jean H. "War-Making and Restraint by Law: The Formative Years, 1864-1914." In The Cambridge History of War, edited by Roger Chickering, Dennis Showalter and Hans van de Ven, 142-162. Vol. 4: War in the Modern World, 1850–2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Quinan, C.L. "Postcolonial Memory, Masculinity, and Film: Alain Resnais’s Absent Muriel." Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 19, no. 1 (2016).
Rae, Alexis. Mildred Mortimer, Women Fight, Women Write: Texts on the Algerian War. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2020.
Rastegar, Kamran. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Regulska, Joanna, and Bonnie G. Smith. Women and Gender in Postwar Europe: From Cold War to European Union. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012.
Reid, Susan E. ""Our Kitchen Is Just as Good": Soviet Responses to the American Kitchen." In Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology and European Users, edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Karin Zachmann, 83-112. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.
Reid, Susan E., Melanie Ilič, Susan E. Reid, and Lynne Attwood. "Women in the Home." In Women in the Khrushchev Era, 149-176. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Rever, Judi. In Praise of Blood The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2018.

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