Secondary Literature on the Age of the Revolutionary Wars

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:

  • American Revolutionary Wars (1775–83)
  • French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars War (1792–1815)
  • Latin American Wars of Independence (1810–30)

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Aaslestad, Katherine B., and Judith A. Miller. "Gender, War and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and Liberation—Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775–1820." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 41 (2007): 128-136.
Aaslestad, Katherine B. "Postwar Cities: The Cost of the Wars of 1813–1815 on Society in Hamburg and Leipzig." In War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, edited by Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Michael Rowe, 220-237. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Aaslestad, Katherine B., and Johan Joor. Revisiting Napoleon's Continental System: Local, Regional and European Experiences. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Adams, Catherine, and Elizabeth Pleck. Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Adelman, Jeremy. "Independence in Latin America." In The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History, edited by Jose C. Moya, 153-180. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Agulhon, Maurice. Marianne into Battle: Republican Imagery and Symbolism in France, 1789-1880. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Alcibíades, Mirla. Mujeres e independencia: Venezuela, 1810-1821. Caracas: Casa Nacional de las Letras Andrés Bello, 2013.
Anderson, M.S. War and Society in Europe of the Old Regime 1618-1789. Stroud: Sutton, 1998.
Andrews, George Reid. Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Anna, Timothy E. Spain and the Loss of America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.
Applewhite, Harriet B., and Darline G. Levy. "Women and Militant Citizenship in Revolutionary Paris." In Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution, edited by Sara E. Melzer and Leslie W. Rabine, 79-101. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Archer, Criston I. The Wars of Independence in Spanish America. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000.
Arielli, Nir, and Bruce Collins. Transnational Soldiers: Foreign Military Enlistment in the Modern Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Arndt, Fanny, and Carola Herbst. Die Deutschen Frauen in den Befreiungskriegen: Historische Biographien. Saale, Germany: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1867.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Atwood, Rodney. The Hessians: Mercenaries from Hessen-Kassel in the American Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Baberowski, Jörg, and Gabriel Metzler. Gewalträume: Soziale Ordnungen im Ausnahmezustand. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2010.
Bacon, Jacqueline, and Maurice Jackson. African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents. New York: Routledge, 2010.
H. Barton, Arnold. Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
Bayly, Christopher Alan. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
Beckles, Hilary McDonald. Afro-Caribbean Women and Resistance to Slavery in Barbados. London: Karnak House, 1988.
Beckles, Hilary. "Taking Liberties: Enslaved Women and Anti-Slavery in the Caribbean." In Gender and Imperialism, edited by Claire Midgley, 137-157. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
Bell, Jerri, and Tracy Crow. It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books; University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
Bell, David A. Napoleon: A Concise Biography. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Bell, David A. "The Birth of Militarism in an Age of Democratic Revolutions." In War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, edited by Allan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Michael Rowe, 30-47. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Bell, David A. The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007.
Bellinger, Vanya Eftimova. Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of 'On War'. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Berg, Mary G. "Ficciones de la historia. Zubiaga de Gamarra." In Las mujeres en la independencia de América Latina, edited by Sara Beatriz Guardia, 413-420. Lima: Centro de Estudios a Mujer Hispana en América Latina, CEMHAL, 2002.
Berkin, Carol. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence. New York: Vintage Books, 2005.
Berkin, Carol R., and Clara Maria Lovett. Women, War, and Revolution. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980.
Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.
Bertaud, Jean-Paul. La révolution armée: Les soldats-citoyens et la révolution française. Paris: R. Laffont, 1979.
Bessel, Richard, Nicholas Guyatt, and Jane Rendall. War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Best, Geoffrey Francis. Humanity in Warfare: The Modern History of the International Law of Armed Conflicts. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980.
Best, Geoffrey. War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982.