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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Scott, Rebecca J. Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
Serrano-Ortega, Jose Antonio. El contingente de sangre: Los gobiernos estatales y departamentales y los métodos de reclutamiento del ejército permanente mexicano, 1824-1844. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 1993.
Shaffer, Donald Robert. After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
Sheehan-Dean, Aaron. A Companion to the U.S. Civil War. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
The Cambridge History of the American Civil War, Edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Sheehan‐Dean, Aaron. "Southern Homefront." In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War , edited by Aaron Sheehan‐Dean, 909-926. Vol. 2. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Showalter, Dennis E., Williamson Murray, and MacGregor Knox. "The Prusso-German RMA, 1840–1871.", 92-113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Showalter, Dennis E. The Wars of German Unification. 2nd ed. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Siemann, Wolfram. The German Revolution of 1848-49. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Silber, Nina. Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.
Silber, Nina. Gender and the Sectional Conflict. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Silber, Nina. The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865–1900. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Silvey, Anita. I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War. New York: Clarion Books, 2008.
Simms, Brendan. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present . New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Skaine, Rosemarie. Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook In Contemporary world issues; Variation: Contemporary world issues. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Sked, Alan. Radetzky: Imperial Victor and Military Genius. London: I. B. Tauris, 2011.
Sked, Alan. The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1918. Second ed. New York City, U.S. : Routlege, 2001.
Sklar, Katherine Kish, and Jame Brewer Stewart. Women’s Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Slater, Sandra, and Fay A. Yarbrough. Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400–1850. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
Sluga, Glenda, and Barbara Caine. Gendering European History, 1780–1920. London ; New York: Continuum, 2000.
Small, Hugh. Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Small, Hugh. The Crimean War: Queen Victoria's War with the Russian Tsars. Stroud, UK: Tempus, 2007.
Smith, Denis Mack. Mazzini. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.
Sperber, Jonathan. The European Revolutions, 1848-1851. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Stanley, Amy Dru. From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Stargardt, Nicholas. The German Idea of Militarism: Radical and Socialist Critics, 1866–1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Stauffer, John. "Embattled Manhood and the New England Writers." In Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War, edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, 120-139. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Sternhell, Yael A. "Emancipation.", edited by Aaron Sheehan‐Dean, 965-986. Vol. 2. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Stowe, Steve. Keep the Days : Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
Strumingher, Laura S., Philippe Régnier, Raimund Rütten, Ruth Jung, and Gerhard Schneider. "Les Vésuviennes : les femmes-soldats dans la société de 1848." In La caricature entre République et censure : L’imagerie satirique en France de 1830 à 1880 : un discours de résistance ?, 234-248. Lyon: Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1996.
Summers, Anne. Angels and Citizens: British Women as Military Nurses, 1854-1914. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.
Surkis, Judith. Sexing the Citizen: Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870-1920. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Taithe, Bertrand. Citizenship and Wars: France in Turmoil 1870–1871. London ; New York: Routledge, 2001.
Taithe, Bertrand. Defeated Flesh: Medicine, Welfare, and Warfare in the Making of Modern France. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.

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