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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Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory, Edited by René Lemarchand. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Gender and Empire, Edited by Philippa Levine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Levine, Philippa. The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2013.
Linderman, Gerald F. The mirror of war: American society and the Spanish-American War. Ann Arbor, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 1974.

Contents:

Introduction.
William McKinley and the decision for war.
Redfield Proctor : character, conversion, and the commitment to war.
The war and the small-town community.
The war of personal encounter.
The image of enemy and ally.
The popular press and the war.
Epilogue.

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: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Linn, Brian McAllister. The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902. Chapel Hill, U.S.A. : University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Asia: From the Taiping Rebellion to the Vietnam War, Edited by Stewart Lone. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Lucas, Charles Prestwood. The Empire at War. London ; New York: H. Milford ; Oxford University Press, 1923.
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.
MacGregor, Russell. Imagined Destinies: Aboriginal Australians and the Doomed Race Theory, 1880–1939. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1997.
MacKenzie, John M. Popular Imperialism and the Military: 1850–1950. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press ; St. Martin's Press, 1992.
MacKenzie, John M. "The Imperial Pioneer and Hunter and the British Masculine Stereotype in Late Victorian and Edwardian Times." In 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.
McCullers, Molly. "‘We Do It so That We Will Be Men’: Masculinity Politics in Colonial Namibia, 1915–49." Journal of African History 52, no. 1 (2011): 43-62.
McLaughlin, Redmond. The Royal Army Medical Corps. London: L. Cooper, 1972.
McMaster University. Peace and War in the 20th Century. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, Edited by A. Dirk Moses. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.
Nalty, Bernard C. Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military. New York: Free Press, 1986.
German Colonialism in a Global Age, Edited by Bradley Naranch and Geoff Eley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.
Paice, Edward. Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West, Edited by Geoffrey Parker. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Payne, Stanley G. Politics and the Military in Modern Spain. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1967.
Peck, John. War the Army and Victorian Literature. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Penn, Nigel. "The British and the ‘Bushmen’: The Massacre of the Cape San, 1795 to 1828." Journal of Genocide Research 15, no. 2 (2013): 183-200.
Nation, Empire, Colony : Historicizing Gender and Race, Edited by Ruth Roach Pierson and Nupur Chaudhuri. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
Piggott, Juliet. Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. London: Cooper, 1975.
Public Broadcasting Service. American Experience. United States, 2015.
Quesada, Alejandro M. de, and Chris Dale. Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885-1918. Long Island City, NY; Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2013.
Rainero, Romain H. "The Battle of Adowa on 1st March 1896: A Reappraisal." In Imperialism and War: Essays on Colonial Wars in Asia and Africa, edited by Jaap de Moor and Henk L. Wesseling, 189-200. Leiden: Brill, 1989.
Reynolds, Henry. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia. Ringwood, VIC; Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1982.
Richards, Jeffrey. Imperialism and Music: Britain 1876-1953. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.

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