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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Clyman, Toby W., and Judith Vowles. Russia through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.
Coffman, Edward M. The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
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.
The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Empire, Edited by Laurence Cole and Daniel L. Unowsky. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.
Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1873. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation, Edited by Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich and Susan Merrill Squier. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Cooper, Sandi. Patriotic Pacifism: Waging War on War in Europe, 1815-1914. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Cooper, Benjamin. Veteran Americans: Literature and Citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018.
Cottias, Myriam. "Mariage et citoyenneté dans les Antilles françaises (XVIIe-XXe): De l’esclave à la femme ‘poto mitan’." In Construire l’histoire antillaise: Mélanges offerts à Jacques Adélaïde-Merlande, edited by Lucien Abenon, Danielle Bégot and Jean-Pierre Sainton, 319-334. Paris: Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques, 2002.
Cozzens, Peter. The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Cullen, Jim. ""I's a Man Now": Gender and African-American Men." In Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, 76-91. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation. New York: Vintage Books, 2015.
Davy, Jennifer, Karen Hagemann, and Ute Kätzel. Frieden—Gewalt—Geschlecht: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung. Essen: Klartext, 2005.
Deák, István. The Lawful Revolution: Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians, 1848-1849. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.
DeLay, Brian. War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the US–Mexican War. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008.
Delmas, Jean. Histoire militaire de la France : De 1715 à 1871, Edited by André Corvisier. Vol. 2. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1997.
Diouf, Sylviane A. Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. New York: New York University Press, 2014.
Dippel, John Van Houten. War and Sex: A Brief History of Men's Urge for Battle. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2010.
Dixon, Jeffrey S., and Meredith Reid Sarkees. A Guide to Intra-State Wars: An Examination of Civil Wars, 1816-2014. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press/SAGE Reference, 2016.
Dossey, Barbara Montgomery. Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corp., 2000.
Dowd, Jerome. The Negro in American Life. New York: The Century Co., 1926.
Dowe, Dieter, Heinz Gerhard Haupt, and Dieter Langewiesche. Europa 1848: Revolution und Reform. Bonn: J.H.W Dietz Nachf, 1998.
Dowe, Dieter, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, Dieter Langewiesche, and Jonathan Sperber. Europe in 1848: Revolution and Reform. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001.
Downs, Gregory P., and Kate Masur. The World the Civil War Made. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Doyle, Don Harrison. The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2015.
Drescher, Seymour, and Frank S. McGlynn. The Meaning of Freedom: Economics, Politics, and Culture after Slavery. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.
Drévillon, Hervé, and Olivier Wieviorka. Histoire militaire de la France : De 1870 à nos jours. Vol. 2. Paris: Éditions Perrin, 2018.
Drinnon, Richard. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980.
Dudink, Stefan, Karen Hagemann, and John Tosh. Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
Dunnage, Jonathan. Twentieth-Century Italy: A Social History. London: Longman, 2002.