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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Rizzo, Tracey. Intimate Empires: Body, Race and Gender in the Modern World, Edited by Steven Gerontakis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Women and Slavery in Africa, Edited by Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.
Rogers, Anna. While You're Away: New Zealand Nurses at War 1899-1948. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003.
Colonial Frontiers: Indigenous-European Encounters in Settler Societies, Edited by Lynette Russell. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2001.
Schaller, Dominik J., and Dirk A. Moses. "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, 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.
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.
Humanitarian Intervention: A History, Edited by Brendan Simms and D. J. B. Trim. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Soneira, Teresa Fernández. Mujeres de la Patria: Contribución de la Mujer a la Independencia de Cuba. Vol. 1. Miami, Florida: Ediciones Universal, 2014.
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 ; New York: 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: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
The French Colonial Mind: Volume 2: Violence, Military Encounters and Colonialism, Edited by Martin Thomas. Lincoln ; 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. New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Trustram, Myna. Women of the Regiment: Marriage and the Victorian Army. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Vandervort, Bruce, and Jeremy Black. "Colonial Wars, 1815–1960." In European Warfare 1815-2000, 149-160. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Vandervort, Bruce, and Roger Chickering. "War and Imperial Expansion." In Cambridge History of War, 69-93. Vol. 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Varnava, Andrekos. Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Vovk, Justin C. Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2012.
Walker, D. J. Spanish Women and the Colonial Wars of the 1890s. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008.
Warren, Allen. "Popular Manliness: Baden Powell, Scouting and the Development of Manly Character." In Middle-class Masculinity in Britain and America, 1800-1940, edited by James Mangan and James Walvin, 199-219. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Wawro, Geoffrey, and Roger Chickering. "War, Technology, and Industrial Change, 1850–1914." In Cambridge History of War, 45-68. Vol. 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Wawro, Geoffrey. Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914. London: Routledge, 2005.
Wawro, Geoffrey. Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792–1914. London: Routledge, 1999.
Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Edited by David Welch and Jo Fox. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Wiesner, Merry E. "World History and the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality." Journal of World History 18, no. 1 (2007): 53-67.
Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition, Edited by Rick Wilford and Robert L. Miller. London: Routledge, 1998.
Wilkerson, Marcus M. Public Opinion and the Spanish-American War: A Study in War Propaganda. New York: Russell & Russell, 1933.