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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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.
Hall, Catherine. Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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.
Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Modern America: From the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War, Edited by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights, Edited by Elizabeth D. Heineman. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2011.
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.
Hilfrich, Fabian. Debating American exceptionalism: empire and democracy in the wake of the Spanish-American War. New York, U.S.A.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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.
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.
Hyslop, Jonathan. "The Invention of the Concentration Camp: Cuba, Southern Africa, and the Philippines, 1896–1907." South African Historical Journal 63, no. 2 (2011): 251-276.
Hyslop, Jonathan. "The Invention of the Concentration Camp: Cuba, Southern Africa, and the Philippines, 1896–1907." South African Historical Journey 63, no. 2 (2011): 251-276.
Jardin, Étienne. Music and War in Europe From the French Revolution to WWI . Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.
Jeffreys, Edith, and D. R. M. Wilkinson. Aliwal North in the Boer War, 1899-1900: A Contemporary Account. Groningen: Barkhuis, 2009.
A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire, Edited by Karen R. Jones, Giacomo Macola and David Welch. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.
Genocide, War Crimes and the West: History and Complicity, Edited by Adam Jones. New York: Zed Books, 2013.
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.
Kirk-Greene, Anthony H. M. "'Damnosa Hereditas': Ethnic Ranking and the Martial Races Imperative in Africa." Ethnic and Racial Studies 3, no. 4 (1980): 393-414.
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: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Krebs, Paula. Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
War Volunteering in Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War, Edited by Christine Krüger and Sonja Levsen. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Kundrus, Birthe. Phantasiereiche: Zur Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kolonialismus. Frankfurt/M: Campus, 2003.
Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Africa: From Slavery Days to Rwandan Genocide, Edited by John Laband. 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 Max. German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, Edited by Wayne E. Lee. New York: New York University Press, 2011.