Secondary Literature on the Colonial Wars of the long 19th Century

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 selected secondary literature on regions and themes that 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:

  • Imperial Conquest of Africa (1880–1914)
  • Spanish–American War (1898)
  • Boer/South African War (1899–1902)
  • Philippine-American War (1899–1902)

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Aldrich, Robert. Colonialism and Homosexuality. London; New York: Routledge, 2003.
The Routledge History of Western Empires, Edited by Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Alvah, Donna. "U.S. Military Wives in the Philippines, from the Philippine War to World War II." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 431-452. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Baranowski, Shelley. Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bayly, Christopher Alan. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Benton, Elbert J. International Law and Diplomacy of the Spanish-American War. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1968.
Berenson, Edward. Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
Berry, Marie E. War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Bley, Helmut. South-West Africa under German Rule, 1894-1914. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1971.
Gendered Nations: Nationalisms and Gender Order in the Long Nineteenth Century, Edited by Blom, Ida, Karen Hagemann and Catherine Hall. Oxford, UK; New York: Berg, 2000.
Bloxham, Donald, and A. Dirk Moses. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Boddy, Janice. Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Birth or Talent? The Formation of Elites in a British–German Comparison, Edited by Franz Bosbach, Keith Robbins and Karina Urbach. Munich: De Gruyter, 2003.
Bouvier, Virginia M. Whose America?: The War of 1898 and the Battles to Define the Nation. Westport, CT: Praeger , 2001.
Bowen, Warren H., and José E. Alvarez. A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Bradford, Helen. "Regendering Africanerdom: The 1899–1902 Anglo-Boer War.", 207-229. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2000.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
BRITS, ELSABE. Emily Hobhouse: Feminist, Pacifist, Traitor?. Paperback ed. London, England: Constable & Robinson, 2019.
Brown, Michael. "Cold Steel, Weak Flesh: Mechanism, Masculinity and the Anxieties of Late Victorian Empire." Cultural and Social History 14, no. 2 (2017): 155-181.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Gender, Sexuality, and Colonial Modernities, Edited by Antoinette M. Burton. London; New York: Routledge, 1999.
Byers, Andrew. The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.
Cabanes, Bruno. The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Callwell, Charles E. Small Wars: Their Principles and Practice. London: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, 1896.
Callwell, C. E. Small Wars: Their Principles and Practice. 3rd ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Health Care as Social History: The Glasgow Case, Edited by Olive Checkland and Margaret Lamb. Aberdeen, UK: Aberdeen University Press, 1982.
Ciarlo, David. Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.
Clayton, Anthony. France, Soldiers, and Africa. London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Clayton, Anthony, and Donald Cockfield Savage. Government and Labour in Kenya, 1895–1963. London, UK: Frank Cass Publishers, 1974.
Cole, Sarah. Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.