Selected Readings on the American Civil War (1861–1865)

Introductory Readings

 

For a general introduction into the research of gender and war, see the Oxford Handbook of Gender, War and the Western World since 1600, edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). A general overview of the development of the research on gender and war can be found in its “Introduction: Gender and the History of War” by Karen Hagemann.

Part II of the Handbook entitled “Wars of Nations and Empires” includes several chapters on gender and war in the nineteenth century. Chapter 9, “War and Gender: Nineteenth Century Wars of Nations and Empires—An Overview” by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann and Mischa Honneck offers an informative general introduction.

Further recommended readings from this chapter can be found in:

See also the handbook chapter:

 

Many more titles you will find in GWonline. For our suggestions go here:

 

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

  • Giesberg, Judith Ann. “Women.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 779–94. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
     
  • Miller, Brian Craig. “Manhood.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 779–94. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
     
  • Martinez, Jaime Amanda. “Slavery in the Civil War.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 949-964. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
     
  • Sadow, Robert M. “Northern Homefront.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 891–908. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
     
  • Sheehn-Dean, Aaron. “Southern Homefront.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 909–26. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
     
  • Sternhell, Yeal A. “Emancipation.” In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, vol. 2. 987–1002. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.

General Literature

 

Literature on Gender & War

 

Methodological Introductions

Women’s and Gender History

 

Military History

 

Film History

 

War in Film

 

Film Analysis