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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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. "War and Imperial Expansion." In The Cambridge History of War, edited by Roger Chickering, Dennis Showalter and Hans van de Ven, 69-93. Vol. 4: War and the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Varnava, Andrekos. Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Vuic, Kara D. The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military In Routeledge Histories. New York; London: Routledge, 2018.
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 Manliness and Morality: 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. "War, Technology, and Industrial Change, 1850–1914." In The Cambridge History of War, edited by Roger Chickering, Dennis Showalter and Hans van de Ven, 45-68. Vol. 4: War and the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Wawro, Geoffrey. Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914. London: Routledge, 2005.
Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Edited by David Welch and Jo Fox. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Wildenthal, Lora. German Women for Empire, 1884-1945. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
Wilkerson, Marcus M. Public Opinion and the Spanish-American War: A Study in War Propaganda. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1932.
Willbanks, James H. America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Woollacott, Angela. Gender and Empire (Monograph). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Zeller, Joachim, and Jürgen Zimmerer. Genocide in German South-West Africa : The Colonial War (1904–1908) in Namibia and Its Aftermath. Monmouth, Wales: Merlin Press, 2008.
Zimmerer, Juergen, and Dirk A. Moses. "Colonialism and the Holocaust: Towards an Archeology of Genocide." In Genocide and Settler Society: Frontier Violence and Stolen Indigenous Children in Australian History, 49-76. New York: Berghahn Books, 2004.
Fighting for a Living: A Comparative Study of Military Labour, 1500-2000, Edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014.

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