Secondary Literature on the Cold War and Wars of Decolonization

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in 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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van Crefeld, Martin. "Technology and War II: From Nuclear Stalemate to Terrorism." In Oxford History of Modern War, edited by Charles Townshend, 341-363. Updated Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Vandervort, Bruce, and Jeremy Black. "Colonial Wars, 1815–1960." In European Warfare 1815-2000, 149-160. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
The Waning of Major War: Theories and Debates, Edited by Raimo Väyrynen. London ; New York: Routledge, 2013.
Villa-Vicencio, Charles, Erik Doxtader, and Ebrahim Moosa. The African renaissance and the Afro-Arab spring: a season of rebirth?. Washington, U.S.A.: Georgetown University Press, 2015.

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Vince, Natalya. Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Vlavianos, Charēs. Greece, 1941-49: from resistance to civil war: the strategy of the Greek Communist Party. New York, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Voglis, Polymeris. Becoming a subject: political prisoners in the Greek Civil War. New York, U.S.A.: Berghahn, 2002.
Voirim, Lisandro Cañón. "El Cambio de Orientación de las Fuerzas Armadas de Argentina y la Doctrina de Guerra Nacional." In Conflicto, Negociación y Resistencia en las Américas, edited by Izsakun Sánchez Cuartero, 315-330. Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, 2018.
Wada, Haruki, and Frank Baldwin. The Korean War: An International History. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

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Wake, Roy. The Nightingale Training School 1860-1996. London: Haggerston Press, 1998.
Wallance, Gregory. The Woman who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and her Nili Spy Ring. Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2018.
Walzer, Michael. Arguing about War. New Haven, U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 2004.
Weinreb, Alice. "Kitchen Debates: The Family Meal and Female Labor in East and West Germany." In Modern Hungers : Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Weitz, Eric D. Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Edited by David Welch and Jo Fox. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Welch, David. Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks. London; New York: I. B. Tauris, 2014.
Wessely, Simon. "Twentieth-Century Theories on Combat Motivation and Breakdown." Journal of Contemporary History 41, no. 2 (2006): 269-286.
West, Harry G. "Girls with Guns: Narrating the Experience of War of Frelimo's 'Female Detachment'." Anthropological Quarterly 73, no. 4 (2000): 180-194.
Westad, Odd Arne. "The Cold War and the International History of the Twentieth Century." In The Cambridge History of the Cold War, edited by Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad, 1-19. Vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Westad, Odd Arne. The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

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Westrate, Michael T. Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan: Under the Falling Red Star in Kharkiv. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
Der Krieg des kleinen Mannes: Eine Militärgeschichte von unten, Edited by Wolfram Wette. München: Piper, 1992.
White, Luise. "Precarious Conditions: A Note on Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945." Gender & History 16, no. 3 (2004): 603-625.
Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition, Edited by Rick Wilford and Robert L. Miller. London: Routledge, 1998.
Willbanks, James H. America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Williams, Noel St. John. Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower since 1660 . London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Willson, Perry R. Women in Twentieth-Century Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Wilson, Elizabeth. Only halfway to paradise: women in postwar Britain, 1945-1968. London: Tavistock, 1980.
Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe, Edited by Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur-Deckard. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Wolfgram, Mark. Getting History Right: East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2003.
Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American Experience. 4th ed. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Wright, Mary. Far from Home: Memories of World War II and Afterward. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2005.
Yang, Kao Kalia. The latehomecomer: a Hmong family memoir. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2017.
Yaqub, Salim. "The Cold War in the Middle East." In Oxford Handbook of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Immerman and Petra Goedde, 246-264. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Yi, Im-ha. Frauen, erstanden aus dem Krieg: Koreakrieg und Gender. St. Ottilien: EOS Verlag, 2007.
A Companion to the Vietnam War, Edited by Marilyn B. Young and Robert Buzzanco. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.
Young, Helen, and Lisa Goldman. Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. New York, U.S.A.: Earthscan, 2015.

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Young, Robert J. C. Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.

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