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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Langbehn, Volker Max. German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory In Routledge studies in modern European history ;; 13; Variation: Routledge studies in modern European history ;; 13. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Langewiesche, Dieter. Reich, Nation, Föderation: Deutschland und Europa. Munich: Beck, 2008.
Lee, Wayne E. Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Lee, Susanna Michele. Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Lengwiler, Martin. Zwischen Klinik und Kaserne: Die Geschichte der Militärpsychiatrie in Deutschland und der Schweiz 1870-1914. Between Clinic and Barracks: The History of Military Psychiatry in Germany and Switzerland 1870-1914. Zürich: Chronos, 2000.
Leonard, Elizabeth D. All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
Liles, Deborah, and Angela Boswell. Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi. In Journal of American History. Vol. 104. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 2016.
Linden, Marcel van der, and Gottfried Mergner. Kriegsbegeisterung und mentale Kriegsvorbereitung: Interdisziplinäre Studien. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1991.
Linderman, Gerald E. Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War. New York: The Free Press, 1987.
Lowry, Thomas. Confederate Heroines: 120 Southern Women Convicted by Union Military Justice. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
Mair, Lucille Mathurin. "Recollections of a Journey into a Rebel Past." In Caribbean Women Writers: Essays from the First International Conference, edited by S.R. Cudjoe, 51-60. Wellesley, MA: Calaloux Publications, 1990.
Mair, Lucille Mathurin. "Women Field Workers in Jamaica during Slavery." In Slavery, Freedom and Gender: The Dynamics of Caribbean Society, edited by Brian L. Moore, B.W. Higman and Carl Campbell, 183-196. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2001.
Manning, Chandra. Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Manning, Chandra. What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Marie, Jean-Jacques. Les femmes dans la révolution russe. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2017.
Markovits, Stefanie. The Crimean War in the British Imagination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Marrs, Cody. Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Martin, Jean-Clément. La guerre civile: Entre Histoire et Mémoire. Nantes: Ouest éditions, 1995.
Martin, Brian Joseph. Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011.
Martinez, Jaime Amanda. "Slavery in the Civil War." In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, 949-964. Vol. 2. A Companion to the U.S. Civil War: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Marwil, Jonathan. Visiting Modern War in Risorgimento, Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Massey, Mary Elizabeth. Women in the Civil War. 2nd ed. Lincoln, U.S.A.: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Masur, Kate. An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, DC. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
McCurry, Stephanie. Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
McCurry, Stephanie. "Gender, War, and Emancipation in the Civil War South." In Lincoln’s Proclamation: Race, Place, and the Paradoxes of Emancipation, edited by Bill Blair and Karen Younger, 121-150. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
McCurry, Stephanie. Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019.
McDonald, Cornelia Peake, and Minrose Gwin. A Woman's Civil War: a Diary with Reminiscences of the War from March 1862. Madison, United States: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.
McDonald, Lynn. Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Iguana Books, 2014.
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.
Melish, Joanne Pope. Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and ‘Race’ in New England, 1780–1860. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.
Merriman, John. Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
Messerschmidt, Manfred. "The Prussian Army from Reform to War." In On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of Unification, 1861–1871, edited by Stig Förster and Jorg Nagler, 263-282. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Miller, Brian Craig. "Manhood." In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, 795-810. Vol. 2. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Miller, Joseph. The Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730–1830. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
Mitchell, Arthur. Fighting Irish in the American Civil War and the Invasion of Mexico: Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
Mitchell, Reid. "Soldiering, Manhood, and Coming of Age: A Northern Volunteer." In Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, 43-54. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.