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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Brian, Kathleen M., and James W. Trent, Jr. Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Bröckling, Ulrich. Disziplin: Soziologie und Geschichte militärischer Gehorsamsproduktion. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1997.
Brosman, Catharine Savage. Visions of War in France: Fiction, Art, Ideology. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
Broussard, Joyce Linda. Stepping Lively in Place: The Not-Married, Free Women of Civil-War-Era Natchez, Mississippi In Journal of American History. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2016.
Brown, Christopher Leslie, and Philip D. Morgan. Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.
Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Burton, David H. Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
Buttery, David. Messenger of Death: Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Military, 2008.
Camp, Stephanie M. H. Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Campbell, Jacqueline Glass. When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Canning, Kathleen. Gender History in Practice: Historical Perspectives on Bodies, Class & Citizenship. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Caplan, Lionel. Warrior Gentlemen: "Gurkhas" in the Western Imagination. Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1995.
Carmichael, Peter S. The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
Cashin, Joan E. The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002.
Chávez, Ernesto. The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Checkland, Olive. Humanitarianism and the Emperor's Japan, 1877-1977. Houndmills, UK: Macmillan, 1994.
Chickering, Roger. "War, Society, and Culture, 1850-1914: The Rise of Militarism." In The Cambridge History of War, edited by Roger Chickering, Dennis E. Showalter and Hans van de Ven, 119-141. Vol. 4: War and the Modern World. Cambridge History of War 4: War and the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Chrastil, Rachel. Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010.
Chrastil, Rachel. The Siege of Strasbourg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Clampitt, Bradley R. The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Clayson, Hollis. Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life under Siege. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2002.
Clements, Barbara Evans. Bolshevik Feminist: The Life of Aleksandra Kollontai. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979.
Clinton, Catherine, and Nina Silber. Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Clinton, Catherine, and Nina Silber. Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Clinton, Catherine. "Reconstructing Freewomen." In Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, 306-319. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Clinton, Catherine. Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge, LA: Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press, 2016.
Clinton, Catherine. Tara Revisited: Women, War and the Plantation Legend. New York: Abbeville Press, 1995.
Clyman, Toby W., and Judith Vowles. Russia through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.
Cole, Laurence, Christa Hämmerle, and Martin Scheutz. Glanz—Gewalt—Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918). Essen: Klartext, 2011.
Cole, Laurence. Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Cooper, Dana, and Claire Phelan. Motherhood and War: International Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Cooper, Benjamin. Veteran Americans: Literature and Citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018.

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