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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Hoffman, Philip T. Why Did Europe Conquer the World?. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.
Hopkins, A.G. "Overseas Expansion, Imperialism, and Empire, 1815–1914." In The Nineteenth Century: Europe 1789-1914, 320. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Hughes, Matthew. British Ways of Counter-Insurgency: A Historical Perspective. London: Routledge, 2013.
Hull, Isabel V. Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.
Hyam, Ronald. Empire and Sexuality: The British Experience. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 1990.
Jardin, Étienne. Music and War in Europe From the French Revolution to WWI . Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.
A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire, Edited by Karen R. Jones, Giacomo Macola and David Welch. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.
Jones, Adam. Genocide, War Crimes and the West: History and Complicity. London: Zed Books, 2004.
Jones, Adam. Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. London: Routledge, 2006.
Kennedy, Dane Keith. Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1939. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1987.
Kramer, Lloyd S. Nationalism in Europe & America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Kramer, Paul A. "Race-Making and Colonial Violence in the U.S. Empire: The Philippine-American War as Race War." Diplomatic History 30, no. 2 (2006): 169-219.
Kramer, Paul A. The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Krebs, Paula M. Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Krüger, Christine, and Sonja Levsen. War Volunteering in Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Kundrus, Birthe. Phantasiereiche: Zur Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kolonialismus. Frankfurt/M: Campus, 2003.
Laband, John. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Africa: From Slavery Days to Rwandan Genocide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Nursing History: New Perspectives, New Possibilities, Edited by Ellen C. Lagerman. New York: Teachers College Press, 1983.
Lane, Christopher. The Ruling Passion: British Colonial Allegory and the Paradox of Homosexual Desire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.
Langbehn, Volker, and Mohammad Salama. German Colonialism: Race, the Holocaust, and Postwar Germany. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory, Edited by René Lemarchand. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Levine, Philippa. Gender and Empire (Anthology). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Linderman, Gerald F. The Mirror of War: American Society and the Spanish-American War. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1974.
Biography and the Black Atlantic, Edited by Lisa A. Lindsay and John Wood Sweet. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
Linn, Brian McAllister. Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Linn, Brian McAllister. The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Louis, William Roger. Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization. London: I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Lucero, Bonnie. Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Cuba. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018.
Ehre und Pflichterfüllung als Codes militärischer Tugenden, Edited by Ulrike Ludwig, Markus Pöhlmann and John Zimmermann. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2014.
MacDonald, Robert. The Language of Empire: Myths and Metaphors of Popular Imperialism, 1880-1918. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press, 1994.
MacKenzie, John M. "The Imperial Pioneer and Hunter and the British Masculine Stereotype in Late Victorian and Edwardian Times." In Manliness and Morality: Middle-Class Masculinity in Britain and America, 1800-1940, edited by James Mangan and James Walvin, 176-198. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Mangan, James Anthony. 'Manufactured' Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism. Abingdon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2012.
McLaughlin, Redmond. The Royal Army Medical Corps. London: L. Cooper, 1972.
Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, Edited by A. Dirk Moses. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.