Secondary Literature on the Age of First World War

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 select secondary literature on regions and themes 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 for this period include:

  • First World War (1914–18)
  • Russian Civil War (1917–22)
  • Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919–23)

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Davis, Belinda J. Home Fires Burning: Food, Politics, and Everyday Life in World War I Berlin. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Davis, Belinda J. "Homefront: Food, Politics and Women's Everyday Life during the First World War." In Home/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany, edited by Karen Hagemann and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, 115-138. Oxford and New York: Berg, 2002.
Davy, Jennifer, Karen Hagemann, and Ute Kätzel. Frieden—Gewalt—Geschlecht: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung. Essen: Klartext, 2005.
Dawson, Graham. Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire, and the Imagining of Masculinities. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
De Schaepdrijver, Sophie. "Populations under Occupation." In The Cambridge History of the First World War, edited by Jay Winter, 242-256. Vol. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
DeBauche, Leslie Midkiff. Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
Debruyne, Emmanuel. ""Femmes à Boches": Sexual Encounters Between Occupiers and Occupied (France and Belgium, 1914–1918)." In Erster Weltkrieg: Globaler Konflikt – lokale Folgen. Neue Perspektiven, edited by Stefan Karner and Philipp Lesiak, 105-122. Graz: StudienVerlag, 2014.
DeGroot, Gerard J. Blighty: British Society in the Era of the Great War. London: Longman, 1996.
Dejung, Christof, and Regula Stämpfli. Armee, Staat und Geschlecht: Die Schweiz im internationalen Vergleich, 1918–1945. Zurich: Chronos, 2003.
Dewar, Katherine Elizabeth. Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine. Charlottetown: Island Studies Press , 2018.
Dickinson, Frederick R. World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919–1930. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
DiGeorgio-Lutz, JoAnn, and Donna Gosbee. Women and Genocide: Gendered Experiences of Violence, Survival, and Resistance. Toronto: Women's Press, 2017.
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.
Doan, Laura. Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women's Experience of Modern War. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Dodman, Trevor. Shell Shock, Memory, and the Novel in the Wake of World War I. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Domansky, Elisabeth. "Militarization and Reproduction in World War I." In Society, Culture, and the State in Germany, 1870-1930, edited by Geoff Eley, 427-464. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
Dombrowski, Nicole Ann. Women and War in the Twentieth Century: Enlisted With or Without Consent. New York: Garland, 1999.
Donson, Andrew. Youth in the Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
Douglas, R. M. Feminist Freikorps: The British Voluntary Women Police, 1914-1940. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999.
Douglas, Allen. War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaîné and World War I. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Dowd, Jerome. The Negro in American Life. New York: The Century Co., 1926.
Downs, Laura Lee. "Between Taylorism and Dénatalité: Women Welfare Supervisors and the Boundaries of Difference in French Metalworking Factories, 1917-1930." In Gendered Domains: Rethinking Public and Private in Women’s History, edited by Dorothy O. Helly and Susan M. Reverby, 289-302. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Downs, Laura Lee. "War Work." In The Cambridge History of the First World War: Civil Society, edited by Jay M. Winter, 72-95. Vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Downs, Laura Lee. "Women's Strikes and the Politics of Popular Egalitarianism in France, 1916-18." In Rethinking Labor History: Essays on Discourse and Class Analysis, edited by Lenard R. Berlanstein, 114-148. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Draper, Mario. The Belgian Army and Society from Independence to the Great War. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Drévillon, Hervé, and Olivier Wieviorka. Histoire militaire de la France : De 1870 à nos jours. Vol. 2. Paris: Éditions Perrin, 2018.
Dubasque, François. "Les débats parlementaires sur le suffrage féminin dans l’entre-deux-guerres, un reflet de la peur des femmes en politique." In L’ennemie intime La peur: perceptions, expressions, effets, edited by Frédéric Chauvaud, 267-276 . Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2011.
Dubbs, Chris. An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Dubesset, Mathilde, Françoise Thébaud, and Catherine Vincent. "The Female Munition Workers of the Seine." In The French Home Front, 1914-1918, edited by Patrick Fridenson, 183-218. Providence, RI: Berg, 1992.
Dudink, Stefan, Karen Hagemann, and John Tosh. Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
Duffett, Rachel. The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of the Great War In Cultural history of modern war; Variation: Cultural history of modern war. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.
Duley, Margot I. "The Unquiet Knitters of Newfoundland: From Mothers of the Regiment to Mothers of the Nation." In A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War, edited by Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw, 51-74. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.
Dumenil, Lynn. The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina , 2017.