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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Gendering War Talk, Edited by Miriam Cooke and Angela Woollacott. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Cooke, Miriam. Women and the War Story. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation, Edited by Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich and Susan Merrill Squier. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Cooper, Frederick. Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.
Cooper, Nicola. France in Indochina: Colonial Encounters. Oxford: Berg, 2001.
Corber, Robert J. Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Cornaton, Michel. Les camps de regroupement de la guerre d'Algérie. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1998.
Coronado, Juan David. "I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place:" Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War. East Lansing, MI, USA: Michigan State University Press, 2018.
Cortright, David. Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Martel, André. Histoire militaire de la France : De 1940 à nos jours, Edited by André Corvisier. Vol. 4. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1997.
Coulter, Chris. Bush Wives and Girl Soldiers : Women's Lives Through War and Peace in Sierra Leone. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press, 2009.
Cowan, Benjamin A. Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
Cowley, Robert. The Cold War: A Military History (Cowley 2005). New York: Random House, 2005.
Cumings, Bruce. The Korean War: A History. New York: The Modern Library, 2010.
Daddis, Gregory. "Mansplaining Vietnam: Male Veterans and America’s Popular Image of the Vietnam War." Journal of Military History 82, no. 1 (2018): 181-207.
Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Damousi, Joy and Marilyn Lake. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Danforth, Loring M., and Riki van Boeschoten. Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Daphnah-Tekoah, Shir, and Ayelet Harel-Shalev. "The Politics of Trauma Studies: What Can We Learn From Women Combatants' Experiences of Traumatic Events in Conflict Zones?" Political Psychology 38, no. 6 (2016): 943-957.
Davy, Jennifer, Karen Hagemann, and Ute Kätzel. Frieden—Gewalt—Geschlecht: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung. Essen: Klartext, 2005.
de Volo, Lorraine Bayard. Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory. New York; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Dean, Robert D. Imperial Brotherhood: Gender and the Making of Cold War Foreign Policy. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
Decker, Alicia Catharine. In Idi Amin's Shadow : Women, Gender, and Militarism in Uganda. Athens, USA: Ohio University Press, 2014.
Deltombe, Thomas Domergue, Jacob Tatsitsa, and Manuel Domergue. Kamerun!: Une guerre cachée aux origines de la Françafrique (1948-1971). Paris: La Découverte, 2011.
Demos, Vasilikie P., and Marcia Texler Segal. Gender Panic, Gender Policy. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing, 2017.
Di Cintio, Marcello. Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense. Paperback ed. Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA: Goose Lane Editions, 2018.
Diehl, James. The Thanks of the Fatherland: German Veterans after the Second World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Dippel, John Van Houten. War and Sex: A Brief History of Men's Urge for Battle. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2010.
Doherty, Thomas. Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. Revised and Updated Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
Dower, John W. Culturas de Guerra: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 11 de Septiembre, Iraq. Barcelona, Spain: Pasado & Presente, 2010.
Drévillon, Hervé, and Olivier Wieviorka. Histoire militaire de la France : De 1870 à nos jours. Vol. 2. Paris: Éditions Perrin, 2018.
Dumančić, Marko. "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Histories of Gender and Sexuality during the Cold War." In Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War: A Global Perspective, edited by Philip E. Muehlenbeck, 1-11. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2017.
Dunn, Seamus, and T.G. Fraser. Europe and Ethnicity : The First World War and Contemporary Ethnic Conflict. New York, United States: Routledge, 1996.

Foreword Otto von Habsburg, MEP

1. Introduction Seamus Dunn and T.G.Fraser

2. The Genie that would not go back into the Bottle-- Ethnic Nationalism, The First World War and the Peace Settlement Alan Sharp

3. Yugoslavia: the Search for Nation-State Ann Lane

4. From Czechs to Slovaks to Czechoslovakia, and from Czechoslovakia to Czechs and Slovaks W.V.Wallace

5. Trentino and Tyrol, from Austrian Crownland to European Region Anthony Alcock

6. Hungary: a State Partitioned, a Nation Dismembered Raymond Pearson

7. The Ukraine Andrew Wilson

Durham, Martin. Women and Fascism. New York: Routledge, 1998.
Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing, and Atrocity Throughout History, Edited by Philip G. Dwyer and Lyndall Ryan. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.
Eager, Paige Whaley. From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists: Women and Political Violence. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.
Edmondson, Linda Harriet. Gender in Russian History and Culture. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2001.

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