Secondary Literature on National Wars in the 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 included for this period are:

  • Mexican American War (1846–48)
  • European Civil Wars (1848–49)
  • Wars of Italian Independence (1848–49, 1859, 1866)
  • Crimean War (1853–56)
  • American Civil War (1861–65)
  • German Wars of Unifications (1864, 1866, 1870–71)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)

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Abbenhuis, Maartje. An Age of Neutrals: Great Power Politics, 1815–1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Abbott, Karen. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2014.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Harvey. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
Adams, Michael C. C. Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Alcott, Louisa May, and Emily Elizabeth Parsons. Civil War Nursing. New York: Garland, 1984.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
Arnaud, Pierre. Le Militaire, l'écolier, le gymnaste: Naissance de l'éducation physique en France: 1869-1889. Lyon: Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1991.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Attie, Jeanie. Patriotic Toil: Northern Women and the American Civil War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.
Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane. 1870: La France dans la guerre. Paris: Armand Colin, 1989.
Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Bariéty, Jacques, and Antoine Fleury. Mouvements et initiatives de paix dans la politique internationale, 1867–1928. Bern: Peter Lang, 1987.
Barney, William L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Bartov, Omer, and Eric Weitz. Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Bayly, Christopher Alan. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
Belohlavek, John M. Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Benesch, Oleg. Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Berkin, Carol R., and Clara Maria Lovett. Women, War, and Revolution. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980.
Best, Geoffrey. War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982.
Bever, Megan L., Lesley J. Gordon, and Laura Mammina. American Discord: The Republic and Its People in the Civil War Era. Baton Rouge, LA: Lousisiana State University Press, 2020.
Bicknell, John. Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Frémont and the Violent Election of 1856. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2017.
Bielby, Clare, and Anna Richards. Women and Death: Women's Representations of Death in German Culture since 1500. Vol. 3. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. The Age of Total War, 1860–1945. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.
Blackburn, Robin. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776-1848. London: Verso, 2011.
Blair, William Alan. Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Blanton, DeAnne, and Lauren M. Cook. They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002.
Blight, David W. "No Desperate Hero: Manhood and Freedom in a Union Soldier’s Experience." In Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, 55-75. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002.
Blumberg, Arnold. Carefully Planned Accident: The Italian War of 1859. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1989.
Boemeke, Manfred, Roger Chickering, and Stig Förster. Anticipating Total War: The German and American Experiences, 1871-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Bostridge, Mark. Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Bradshaw, Wesley. Pauline of the Potomac, or, General McClellan's Spy. Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., 1862.
Brian, Kathleen M., and James W. Trent, Jr. Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

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