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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Bicknell, John. Lincoln's pathfinder: John C. Frémont and the violent election of 1856. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Review Press, 2017.
Bisha, Robin. Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression, an Anthology of Sources. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. The Age of Total War, 1860–1945. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.
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, 63. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001.
Blumberg, Arnold. Carefully Planned Accident: The Italian War of 1859. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1990.
BOARDMAN, SUE. "WAR ON THE DOORSTEP." Civil War Times 56, no. 5 (2017): 38-45.
BOARDMAN, SUE. "WAR ON THE DOORSTEP." Civil War Times 56, no. 5 (2017): 38-45.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie. "Introduction." In Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Sophie Body-Gendrot and Pieter Spierenburg, 1-12. New York: Springer, 2007.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg. Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2007.
Anticipating Total War: The German and American Experiences, 1871-1914, Edited by Manfred Boemeke, Roger Chickering and Stig Förster. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Bohlman, Philip Vilas. The Music of European Nationalism: Cultural Identity and Modern History. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
Bolger, Daniel P. "Buffalo Soldier Secretly Was a She." Army Magazine 68, no. 9 (2018): 51-52.
Bostridge, Mark. Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend. London; New York: Viking, 2008.
Brändli, Sabina. "‘... die Männer sollten schöner geputz sein als die Weiber ...’: Zur Konstruktion bürgerlicher Männlichkeit im 19. Jahrhundert." In Männergeschichte, Geschlechtergeschichte: Männlichkeit im Wandel der Moderne, edited by Thomas Kühne, 101-118. Frankfurt/M ; New York: Campus Verlag, 1996.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Braziel, Jana Evans. "Re-membering Défilé: Dédée Bazile as Revolutionary Lieu de Mémoire." Small Axe 9, no. 2 (2005): 57-85.
Bredbenner, Candice. "A Duty to Defend?: The Evolution of Aliens’ Military Obligations to the United States, 1792–1946." Journal of Policy History 24, no. 2 (2012): 224-262.
Brereton, Bridget. "Gender and the Historiography of the English-Speaking Caribbean." In Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, edited by Patricia Mohammed, 129-144. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002.
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: 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.
Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age, Edited by Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.
Brown, Vincent. "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery." American Historical Review 114, no. 5 (2009): 1231-1249.
Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory. Cambridge, MA ; London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burbank, Jane. "Sovereignity and Empire: Nineteenth-Century Europe and Its Near Abroad." In Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference, edited by Frederick Cooper, 331-368. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2010.
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.
Bynum, Victoria. "'War within a War': Women's Participation in the Revolt of the North Carolina Piedmont, 1863-1865." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 9, no. 3 (1987): 43-49.
Cahill, Thomas. The Greatest Trials I Ever Had: The Civil War Letters of Margaret and Thomas Cahill, Edited by Ryan W. Keating. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2017.
Campbell, Jacqueline Glass. When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Women and Slavery: The Modern Atlantic, Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and John C. Miller. Vol. 2. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007.
Caornell, Kari. Women in the Civil War. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Essential Library, 2016.
Caplan, Gregory A. "Germanizing the Jewish Male: Military Masculinity as the Last Stage of Acculturation." In Towards Normality? Acculturation and Modern German Jewry, edited by Rainer Liedtke and David Rechter, 159-184. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003.