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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Way, Peter. "‘The Scum of Every Country, the Refuse of Mankind’: Recruiting the British Army in the Eighteenth Century." In Fighting for a Living: A Comparative History of Military Labour, 1500–2000, 291-329. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.
Weaver, Karol K. Medical Revolutionaries: The Enslaved Healers of Eighteenth-Century Saint Domingue. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Wenk, Silke. "Gendered Representations of the Nation’s Past and Future." In Gendered Nations: Nationalisms and Gender Order in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Blom, Ida, Karen Hagemann and Catherine Hall, 63-77. Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA: Berg Publishers, 2000.

Excerpt from a review by Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Wexler, Berta. Las heroínas altoperuanas como expresión de un colectivo 1809–1825: Juana de Azurduy y las mujeres en la revolución altoperuana. Villa Constitución, Argentina; Rosario: Instituto Superior del Profesorado No. 3 "Eduardo Laferrière" ; Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre las Mujeres, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 2013.
White, Ashli. Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Wike, Sudie. Women in the American Revolution. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018.
Williams, Noel St. John. Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower since 1660 . London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Wilson, Peter H. "Defining Military Culture." Journal of Military History 72, no. 1 (2008): 11-41.
Wilson, Peter H. German Armies: War and German Society, 1648-1806. London ; Bristol, PA: Routledge, 1998.
Wilson, Peter H. "New Approaches under the Old Regime." In Early Modern Military History, 135-154. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Wilson, Kathleen. "Rethinking the Colonial State: Family, Gender, and Governmentality in Eighteenth-Century British Frontiers." American Historical Review 116, no. 5 (2011): 1294-1322.
The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806: A European Perspective, Edited by Peter H. Wilson and R. J. W. Evans. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Wilson, Peter H. "Warfare in the Old Regime 1648–1789." In European Warfare 1453–1815, 69-95. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.
Wolff, Larry. Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994.
Woloch, Isser. "War-Widows Pensions-Social-Policy in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France." Societas 6, no. 4 (1976): 235-254.
Woollacott, Angela. Gender and Empire. Basingstoke, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Wunder, Heide. He Is the Sun, She Is the Moon: Women in Early Modern Germany. Cambridge, MA ; London: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Yalom, Marilyn. Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory. New York: Basic Books, 1993.
Young, Alfred F. ""Persons of Consequence": The Women of Boston and the Making of the American Revolution, 1765-1776." In Liberty Tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution, 100-143. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
Young, Alfred F. Liberty Tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
Young, Alfred F. Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
Zagarri, Rosemarie. Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Zahler, Reuben. Ambitious Rebels: Remaking Honor, Law and Liberalism in Venezuela 1780–1850. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2013.