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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Bucher, Greta. Women, the Bureaucracy and Daily Life in Postwar Moscow, 1945-1953 In East European monographs ;; no. 682; Variation: East European monographs ;; no. 682. New York: East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2006.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. Heroes and Victims: Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.
Bunton, Martin. The Palestinian-Israel Conflict: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burns, Ken, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Lynn Novick. The Vietnam War: An Intimate History. London: Penguin Random House : Ebury Press, 2019.
Cahn, Naomi. "Knowing Masculinities in Armed Conflict? : Reflections from Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo." In The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, 532-545.
Cain, Shannon, and Lisa Bowden. Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq. Tucson, AZ: Kore Press, 2008.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Inside or Outside? Women's Role in American Military History." In Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders?, edited by Lois Duke Whitaker, 323-339. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 2011.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.
Campos, Ângela. An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Canaday, Margot. The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Gender and Conflict since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Edited by Carden-Coyne, Ana. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Castillo, Greg. "The American 'Fat Kitchen' in Europe: Postwar Domestic Modernity and Marshall Plan Strategies of Enchantment." In Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology, and European Users, edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Karin Zachmann, 33-67. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Castledine, Jacqueline. Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom. University of Illinois Press, 2012.
Chadwick, Justin, William Nicholson, and Nelson Mandela. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. United Kingdom, South Africa : 20th Century Fox, United International Pictures, 2013.
Chang, Wen-Chin. "Military, Gender, and Trade: The Story of Auntie Duan of the Northern Thai Borderlands." Southeastern Asian Studies 6, no. 3 (2017): 423-445.
Charrad, Mounira M. States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001.
Health Care as Social History: The Glasgow Case, Edited by Olive Checkland and Margaret Lamb. Aberdeen, UK: Aberdeen University Press, 1982.
Chevillot, Frédérique, and Anna Norris. Des femmes écrivent la guerre. Paris: Éditions Complicités, 2007.
Chiaroni, Keren. Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire: The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud. London; New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2017.
Chickering, Roger, Dennis Showalter, and Hans van de Ven. The Cambridge History of War: War and the Modern World. Vol. 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Chomsky, Noam. 9-11: Was There an Alternative?. 48th ed. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001.
Clark, Suzanne. Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.
Clark, Fiona, and Caroline O. N. Moser. Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Clayton, Anthony. France, Soldiers, and Africa. London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Coalition, The African Wo. "Declaration de la coalition anti-guerre des femmes Africaines." Review of African Political Economy 26, no. 79 (2007): 132-133.
Cohn, Carol. "Wars, Wimps, and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War." In Gendering War Talk, edited by Miriam G. Cooke and Angela Woollacott, 227-248. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Cohn, Carol. Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.
Cole, Sarah. Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Colvin, Kelly Ricciardi. Gender and French Identity After the Second World War, 1944-1954: Engendering Frenchness. United States: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Confino, Alon, and Peter Fritzsche. The Work of Memory: New Directions in the Study of German Culture and Society In The Work of Memory: New Directions in the Study of German Culture and Society. Urbana Chmpaign: University of Illinois Press , 2002.
War and the Media: Reportage and Propaganda, 1900-2003, Edited by Mark Connelly and David Welch. London: I. B. Tauris, 2005.
Conway, Daniel. Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign: War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press, 2012.
Gendering War Talk, Edited by Miriam Cooke and Angela Woollacott. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.

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