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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Mushikiwabo, Louise, and Jack Kramer. Rwanda Means the Universe: A Native's Memoir of Blood and Bloodlines. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Nalty, Bernard C. Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military. New York: Free Press, 1986.
Naranch, Bradley, and Geoff Eley. German Colonialism in a Global Age. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.
Nasson, Bill, and Albert Grundlingh. The War at Home: Women and Families in the Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2013.
Paice, Edward. Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
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.
Peloille, Manuelle, and Ramón Arnabat. "El Exilio Cotidiano: Sociedad, Violencia y Guerra Civil en el Siglo XIX Español." Cahiers de Civilisation Espagnole Contemporaine 21 (2018).
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.
Pollard, Lisa. Nurturing the Nation: The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.
Pugsley, Christopher. The ANZAC Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War. Auckland : Reed Publishing, 2004.
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.
Rastegar, Kamran. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Riley, Glenda. Taking Land, Breaking Land: Women Colonizing the American West and Kenya, 1840-1940. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2003.
Rogers, Anna. While You're Away: New Zealand Nurses at War 1899-1948. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003.
Russell, Lynette. Colonial Frontiers: Indigenous-European Encounters in Settler Societies. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.
Schaller, Dominik J. "From Conquest to Genocide: Colonial Rule in German Southwest Africa and German East Africa." In Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, edited by Anthony Dirk Moses, 296-324. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.
Schroeder, Paul W., and T.C.W. Blanning. "International Politics, Peace and War, 1815–1914." In The Nineteenth Century: Europe 1789–1914, 158-209. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Scott, Rebecca J. Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
Searle, Geoffrey. "'National Efficiency' and the 'Lessons' of the War." In The Impact of the South African War, edited by David Omissi and Andrew Thompson, 194-211. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002.
Secunda, Eugene, and Terence P. Moran. Selling War to America: From the Spanish American War to the Global War on Terror. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Silbey, David. A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
Simms, Brendan. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present . New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Soneira, Teresa Fernández. Mujeres de la Patria: Contribución de la Mujer a la Independencia de Cuba. Miami, Florida: Ediciones Universal, 2014.
Spiers, Edward M. Letters from Kimberley: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Frontline Books, 2013.
Stoler, Ann Laura. Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Taithe, Bertrand. The Killer Trail: A Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Taylor, Philip. Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Day. 3rd ed. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2003.
The French Colonial Mind, Edited by Martin Thomas. Lincoln and London: Univeristy of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Thomas, Evan. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Thornton, John K. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1680. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Trumbull, George R. An Empire of Facts: Colonial Power, Cultural Knowledge, and Islam in Algeria, 1870-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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