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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Downs, Laura Lee. "Women's Strikes and the Politics of Popular Egalitarianism in France, 1916-18 (CXX)." In Rethinking Labor History: Essays on Discourse and Class Analysis, edited by Lenard R. Berlanstein, 50-62. Urbana, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Drew, Benjamin. "Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee: Navy Nurse Corps Pioneer." Naval History 31, no. 2 (2017): 38-43.
Dubesset, Mathilde, Françoise Thébaud, and Catherine Vincent. "The Female Munition Workers of the Seine." In The French Home Front, 1914-1918, 183-218. Oxford, UK: Berg, 1992.
Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History, Edited by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann and John Tosh. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; Palgrave, 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 Carlene Glassford and Amy J. Shaw, 51-74. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.
Peace, War and Gender from Antiquity to the Present: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Edited by Dülffer, Jost and Robert Frank. Essen: Klartext, 2009.
Dumenil, Lynn. The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I. Chapel Hill, United States: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017.
Dumenil, Lynn. "Women’s Reform Organizations and Wartime Mobilization in World War I–Era Los Angeles." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 10, no. 2 (2011): 213-245.
Dundas, Barbara. A History of Women in the Canadian Military. Montreal: Art Global; Department of National Defense in co-operation with the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2000.
Dunn, Seamus, and T.G. Fraser. Europe and Ethnicity : The First World War and Contemporary Ethnic Conflict. New York, United States: Routledge, 1996.

Foreword Otto von Habsburg, MEP

1. Introduction Seamus Dunn and T.G.Fraser

2. The Genie that would not go back into the Bottle-- Ethnic Nationalism, The First World War and the Peace Settlement Alan Sharp

3. Yugoslavia: the Search for Nation-State Ann Lane

4. From Czechs to Slovaks to Czechoslovakia, and from Czechoslovakia to Czechs and Slovaks W.V.Wallace

5. Trentino and Tyrol, from Austrian Crownland to European Region Anthony Alcock

6. Hungary: a State Partitioned, a Nation Dismembered Raymond Pearson

7. The Ukraine Andrew Wilson

Dunnage, Jonathan. Twentieth Century Italy: A Social History. Hoboken, NJ: Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Kriegsende 1918: Ereignis, Wirkung, Nachwirkung, Edited by Jörg Duppler and Gerhard Paul Gross. Munich: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 1999.
Durham, Martin. Women and fascism. New York, U.S.A.: Routledge, 1998.
Dyde, Brian. The Empty Sleeve: Story of the West India Regiments of the British Army. St. John's, Antigua: Hansib Publishing, 1998.
Dzikowska, Elżbieta, Agata Handley, and Piotr Zawilski. Beyond the Trenches: The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2017.
Early, Frances. A World Without War: How U.S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997.
Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook. Washington, DC: Brassey's, Inc., 1993.
Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.
Ebner, Michael R. Ordinary Violence in Mussolini's Italy. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edgerton, Robert B. Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America’s Wars. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001.
Edmondson, Linda Harriet. Gender in Russian History and Culture. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Edwards, Penny. "On Home Ground: Settling Land and Domesticating Difference in the “Non-Settler” Colonies of Burma and Cambodia." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 4, no. 3 (2003).
Edy, Carolyn M. The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S Military, and the Press, 1846-1947. Lanham, Maryland, United States: Lexington Books, 2017.
Efrati, Noga. Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present. New York, U.S.A.: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997.
The Great War and Veterans' Internationalism, Edited by Julia Eichenberg and John Paul Newman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Eko, Lyombe, Mark Gring, and Migelena Sterndori. A “Woman’s Job”: A Visual Analysis of World War I and World War II Images of Women in the United States. Vol. Mass Communication. Lubbock, United States: Texas Tech University, 2017.
Eksteins, Modris. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2012.
Eley, Geoff. Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850–2000. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Society, Culture, and the State in Germany, 1870-1930, Edited by Geoff Eley. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Women and War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Women, Militarism, and War: Essays in History, Politics, and Social Theory, Edited by Jean Bethke Elshtain and Sheila Tobias. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990.
Engel, Barbara Alpern. "A Gendered Revolution?" Revolutionary Russia 30, no. 2 (2017): 196-207.
Engel, Barbara Alpern. "Not by Bread Alone: Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War I." Journal of Modern History 69, no. 4 (1997): 696-721.
Engel, Barbara Alpern. "Not by Bread Alone: Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War I." The Journal of Modern History 69, no. 4 (1997): 696-721.
Englund, Peter. The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Erickson, Lesley. Westward Bound: Sex, Violence, the Law and the Making of a Settler Society. Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 2011.

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