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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Conklin, Alice. A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Conklin, Alice L., and Ian Christopher Fletcher. European Imperialism, 1830-1930: Climax and Contradiction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Conklin, Alice L., and Ian Christopher Fletcher. European Imperialism, 1830–1930: Climax and Contradictions. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Conklin, Alice L. In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.
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, U.S.A.: University of Missouri Press, 1971.

GRAHAM A. COSMAS is head of the General Histories Branch of the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.

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.
Datta, Venita. Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Siècle France: Gender, Politics, and National Identity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Dauenhauer, Katrin. The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015.
Davies, Catherine. "The Gender Order of Postwar Politics: Comparing Spanish South America and Spain, 1810s–1850s." In War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, edited by Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Michael Rowe, 182-199. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Dawson, Graham. Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire, and the Imagining of Masculinities. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
Delgado, Gemma Torres. "La nación viril. Imágenes masculinas de España en el africanismo reaccionario después de la derrota de Annual (1921-1927)." Ayer: Revista de Historia Contemporánea 106, no. 2 (2017): 133-158.
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; Malden, MA: 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, Maryland, United States: 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 Sheldon. 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.
Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo/They Remove Boulders and Cross Rivers, Edited by Nomboniso Gasa. Cape Town; Chicago: Human Sciences Research Council, 2007.
Gershovich, Moshe. French Military Rule in Morocco: Colonialism and its Consequences. London; Portland, OR: F. Cass, 2000.
Giblin, James. "The Victimization of Women in Late Precolonial and Early Colonial Warfare in Tanzania." In Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights, edited by Elizabeth D. Heineman, 89-103. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Girouard, Mark. The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman. New Haven,CT: Yale University Press, 1981.
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.