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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Conley, Mary A. From Jack Tar to Union Jack: representing naval manhood in the British Empire, 1870-1918. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, 2009.
War and the Media: Reportage and Propaganda, 1900-2003, Edited by Mark Connelly and David Welch. London: I. B. Tauris, 2005.
Conrad, Sebastian. German Colonialism: A Short History. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Cosmas, Graham A. An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1971.
Evil, Barbarism and Empire: Britain and Abroad, c. 1830-2000, Edited by Tom Crook, Rebecca Gill and Bertrand Traithe. Basingstoke, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Davis, Shelby Cullom. Reservoirs of Men: A History of the Black Troops of French West Africa. Geneva: Librairie Kundig, 1934.
Drinnon, Richard. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980.
Driver, Felix. Geography Militant: Cultures of Exploration and Empire. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
Rose, Sonya O. "Fit to Fight but not to Vote? Masculinity and Citizenship in Britain, 1832–1918." In Representing Masculinity: Male Citizenship in Modern Western Culture, edited by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann and Anna Clark, 131-150. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edy, Carolyn M. The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S Military, and the Press, 1846-1947. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.
Einolf, Christopher J. America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Ewing, Elizabeth. Women in Uniform: Through the Centuries. Towtoa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1975.
Eyffinger, Arthur. The 1899 Hague Peace Conference: "The Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World". The Hague; Boston: Kluwer Law International, 1999.
Fein, Helen. "Genocide and Gender: The Use of Women and Group Destiny." Journal of Genocide Research 1, no. 1 (1999): 43-63.
Ferrer, Ada. Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation and Revolution, 1868–1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena. The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival. Sydney, Australia: Syracuse University Press, 2014.
Foner, Philip S. The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, 1895-1902. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972.
Forth, Aidan. Barbed-wire imperialism: Britain's empire of camps, 1876-1903. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2017.
Forth, Christopher E. The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
Freidel, Frank. The Splendid Little War. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1958.
Gershovich, Moshe. French Military Rule in Morocco: Colonialism and its Consequences. London: F. Cass, 2000.
Gooch, John. The Boer War: Direction, Experience, and Image . London: Routledge, 2013.
Goodman, R. D. Our War Nurses: The History of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps 1902-1988. Bowen Hills, QLD.: Boolarong Publications, 1988.
Gouda, Frances. Dutch Culture Overseas: Colonial Practice in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1995.
A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military, Edited by Gerard J. de Groot and Corinna M. Peniston-Bird. Harlow, UK: Longman, 2000.
A Companion to Women's Military History, Edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Hacker, Carlotta. The Indomitable Lady Doctors. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company, 1974.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Headrick, Daniel R. The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1940.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Henneberg, Krystyna von. "Monuments, Public Space, and the Memory of Empire in Modern Italy." History & Memory 16, no. 1 (2004): 37-85.
The Routledge History of Slavery, Edited by Gad Heuman and Trevor Burnard. London; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Hobsbawm, Eric J. The Age of Empire: 1875-1914. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987.
Hobsbawm, Eric, and Terrence Ranger. The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. New York: Houghton & Mifflin, 1998.