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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Mitchell, Reid. The American Civil War, 1861-1865. New York; London: Routledge, 2015.
Mitchell, Reid. The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Mitchell, Katharine, and Helena Sanson. Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy: Between Private and Public Spheres. Bern: Lang, 2013.
Molloy, Marie. Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South. Columbia: The University of South Carolina Press, 2018.
Moorehead, Caroline. Dunant's Dream: War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross. London: HarperCollins, 1998.
Moran, Daniel, and Arthur Waldron. The People in Arms: Military Myth and National Mobilization Since the French Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
The Routledge History of the American South, Edited by Maggi M. Morehouse. The Routledge historiesRoutledge histories. New York: Routledge, 2018.
Mosse, George L. The Image of Man: The Creation of Modern Masculinity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Myerly, Scott Hughes. British Military Spectacle: From the Napoleonic Wars Through the Crimea. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
Myers, Ramon H., and Mark R. Peattie. The Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895-1945. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
Nagler, Jörg. The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Nalty, Bernard C. Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military. New York: Free Press, 1986.
Naylor, Celia E. African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Nelson, Scott Reynolds, and Carol Sheriff. A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Nelson, Megan Kate. The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War In The Journal of the Civil War Era., 2017.
Noneck, Mischa. We Are the Revolutionists: German-speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848.. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Noonan, Norma C., and Carol Nechemias. Encyclopedia of Russian Women's Movements. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Nye, Robert A. Crime, Madness and Politics in Modern France: The Medical Concept of National Decline. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
Giesberg, Judith Anne. ""Lawless and Unprincipled": Women in Boston's Civil War Draft Riot." In Boston's Histories: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O'Connor, edited by James O'Toole, David Quigley and Thomas O'Connor, 71-91. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2019.
Oertel, Kristen. Bleeding Borders: Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre-Civil War Kansas. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.
Olson, Kenneth E. Music and Musket: Bands and Bandsmen of the American Civil War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.
Osterhammel, Jürgen. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015.
Ott, Victoria E. Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Southern History across the Color Line. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Paletschek, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut. The Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe. Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2008.
Palmer, Jennifer L. Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic. Philidelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Paludan, Phillip S. ""The Better Angels of Our Nature": Lincoln, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the North During the Civil 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, 357-376. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Paoletti, Ciro. A Military History of Italy. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008.
Pasler, Jann. Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Peck, John. War, the Army and Victorian Literature. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Pécout, Gilles. "International Volunteers and the Risorgimento." Journal of Modern Italian Studies 14, no. 4 (2009): 413-490.
Pécout, Gilles. "The International Armed Volunteers: Pilgrims of a Transnational Risorgimento." Journal of Modern Italian Studies 14, no. 4 (2009): 413-4126.
Peloille, Manuelle, and Ramón Arnabat. "El Exilio Cotidiano: Sociedad, Violencia y Guerra Civil en el Siglo XIX Español." Cahiers de Civilisation Espagnole Contemporaine 21 (2018).
Perry, Adele. On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.
Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan. Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Pick, Daniel. War Machine: The Rationalisation of Slaughter in the Modern Age. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.
Pickens, Lucy. The Free Flag of Cuba: The Lost Novel of Lucy Holcombe Pickens. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002.
Nation, Empire, Colony : Historicizing Gender and Race, Edited by Ruth Roach Pierson and Nupur Chaudhuri. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
Piggott, Juliet. Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. London: Cooper, 1975.