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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Kučera, Tomáš. The Military and Liberal Society: Societal-Military Relations in Western Europe In Cass military studies. New York: Routledge, 2018.
Lan, David. Guns & Rain: Guerrillas & Spirit Mediums in Zimbabwe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.
Soldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute, Edited by Klaus Latzel, Franka Maubach and Silke Satjukow. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2011.
Laville, Helen. Cold War Women: The International Activities of American Women's Organisations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Laville, Helen. "Gender and Women's Rights in the Cold War." In The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Immerman and Petra Goedde, 523-539. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Lawrence, Mark Atwood. The Vietnam War: A Concise International History. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Lazreg, Marnia. The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Lazreg, Marnia. Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Edited by Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Levering, Ralph B. The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History. 3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
Lewis, Carolyn Herbst. Prescriptions for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Lewis, Jane E. Women in Britain Since 1945: Women, Family, Work, and the State in the Post-War Years. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1992.
Liddington, Jill. The Road to Greenham Common: Feminism and Anti-Militarism in Britain since 1820. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Lim, Jie-Hyun, and Karen Petrone. Gender Politics and Mass Dictatorship: Global Perspectives. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Linden, Marcel van der, and Gottfried Mergner. Kriegsbegeisterung und mentale Kriegsvorbereitung: Interdisziplinäre Studien. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1991.
Lonsdale, John. "Authority, Gender & Violence: The War Within Mau Mau's Fight for Land & Freedom." In Mau Mau & Nationhood: Arms, Authority & Narration, edited by E. S. Atieno Odhiambo and John Lonsdale, 46-75. Athens ; Oxford, UK ; Nairobi: Ohio University Press ; James Currey ; EAEP, 2003.
The Women and War Reader, Edited by Lois Ann Lorentzen and Jennifer E. Turpin. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
Louis, William Roger. Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization. London: I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Lowe, Keith. Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Lowe, Keith. The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Lowery, Donna A. Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories. Bloomington: Author House, 2015.
Lyons, Tanya. "Guerrilla Girls and Women in the Zimbabwean National Liberation Struggle." In Women in African Colonial Histories, edited by Jean Allman, Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Musisi, 305-326. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Lyons, Tanya. Guns and Guerilla Girls: Women in the Zimbabwean National Liberation Struggle. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004.
Maasri, Zeina. Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War. London: I.B. Tauris, 2008.
Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era, Edited by Jenny Macleod. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
MacMaster, Neil. Burning the Veil: The Algerian War and the "Emancipation" of Muslim Women, 1954-62. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.
MacMaster, Neil. Colonial Migrants and Racism: Algerians in France, 1900-62. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
MacMaster, Neil. "The Colonial “Emancipation” of Algerian Women: The Marriage Law of 1959 and the Failure of Legislation on Women’s Rights in the Post-Independence Era." Stichproben: Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien 12, no. 7 (2007): 61-90.
Madsen, Grant. Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
Maley, William. The Afghanistan Wars. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Maloba, Wunyabari O. African Women in Revolution. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007.
Mansbridge, Jane J. Why we Lost the ERA. Chicago, I.L.: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Marshall, Kathryn. In the Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam, 1966-75. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1987.
Masuda, Hajimu. Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.

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