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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Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Blomstedt, Larry. Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War. Lexington, KY, USA: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Boggs, Carl, and Tom Pollard. The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture. Boulder, Colorado, USA: Paradigm Publishing, 2007.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln, United States: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Borges Coelho, João Paulo. "African Troops in the Portuguese Colonial Army, 1961–1974: Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique." Portuguese Studies Reviews 10, no. 1 (2002): 129-150.
Bouatta, Cherifa. "Feminine Militancy: Moudjahidates During and After the Algerian War." In Gender and National Identity: Women and Politics in Muslim Societies, edited by Valentine M. Moghadam, 18-39. London: Zed Books, 1994.
Bourdieu, Pierre, and Abdelmalek Sayad. Le déracinement: La crise de l'agriculture traditionnelle en Algérie. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1964.
Bourke, Joanna. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. London: Virago, 2008.

Translated in Italian and Spanish in 2009.

A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror, Edited by Warren H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Bradley, Mark Philip. "Making Sense of the French War: The Postcolonial Moment and the First Vietnam War, 1945-1954." In The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis, edited by Mark Atwood Lawrence and Frederik Logevall, 16-40. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016 In Studies in contemporary European history, Edited by Manuel Bragança and Peter D. Tame. New York, NY, USA: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Branch, Daniel. Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Branche, Raphaëlle. La Guerre d'Algérie: Une histoire apaisée?. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2005.
Branche, Raphaëlle. La torture et l’armée pendant la Guerre d'Algérie, 1954–1962. Paris: Gallimard, 2001.
Rape in Wartime, Edited by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Branche, Raphaëlle. "Sexual Violence in the Algerian War." In Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century, edited by Dagmar Herzog, 247-260. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Brinkman, Inge. "War, Witches and Traitors: Cases from the MPLA's Eastern Front in Angola (1966-1975)." Journal of African History 44, no. 2 (2003): 303-325.
Brown, Sara E. Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators. London; New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2018.
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.
Gender in Transitional Justice, Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. Heroes and Victims Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Bunton, Martin. The Palestinian-Israel Conflict: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burfoot, Annette, and Susan Lord. Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2006.
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.
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. 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, Spain: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.
Campos, Ângela. An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing 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.
Carabott, Philip, and Thanasis D. Sfikas. The Greek Civil War: essays on a conflict of exceptionalism and silences. Burlington, U.S.A.: Ashgate, 2004.

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Gender and Conflict since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Edited by Carden-Coyne, Ana. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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