Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second 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:

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Archer, Emerald. Women, Warfare, and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century. London; NY: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences, Edited by Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Aresti, Nerea. "The Battle to Define Spanish Manhood." In Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion, edited by Aurora G. Morcillo, 147-177. Leiden; Boston, USA: Brill, 2014.
Transnational Soldiers: Foreign Military Enlistment in the Modern Era, Edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Askin, Kelly. War Crimes against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals. The Hague: Distributed in the USA and Canada by Kluwer Law International, 1997.
Assmann, Aleida. "Zur (Un-)Vereinbarkeit von Leid und Schuld in der Deutschen Erinnerung." Zeitgeschichte 33, no. 2 (2006): 68-77.
Astor, Gerald. The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1998.
Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe, Edited by Nicholas Atkin. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. "Introduction: Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda." In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo, 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, Edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Gender in Conflicts: Palestine, Israel, Germany, Edited by Ulrike Auga and Christina von Braun. Münster, Germany: Lit, 2006.
Auger, Martin F. "Prisoners of the home front: A social study of the German internment camps of southern Quebec, 1940–1946." ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (2000): 1-226.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London ; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Baade, Christina. "Between the Lines: ‘Lili Marlene,’ Sexuality, and the Desert War." In Music, Politics, and Violence, edited by Susan Fast and Kip Pegley, 83-103. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.
Baade, Christina L. Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History, Edited by Benjamin Maria Baader, Paul Frederick Lerner and Sharon Gillerman. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Babb, Ellen J. "Women and War: St. Petersburg Women during World War II." Florida Historical Quarterly 73, no. 1 (1994): 43-61.
Babic, Annessa. America's Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham, United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust, Edited by Elizabeth R. Baer and Myrna Goldenberg. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003.
Bahney, Jennifer Bowers. Betrayer's Waltz: the Unlikely Bond between Marie Valerie of Austria and Hitler's Princess-spy. Jefferson, United States: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Bailey, Beth L., and David R. Farber. First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii. New York: Free Press, 1992.
Bak, Sofie Lene. Nothing to Speak of: Wartime Experiences of the Danish Jews 1943-1945. Copenhagen: Danish Jewish Museum, 2011.
Baldoli, Claudia. Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945. London: Continuum, 2011.
Balfour, Sebastian. "Colonial War and Civil War: The Spanish Army of Africa." In “If you tolerate this—”: The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War, edited by Martin Baumeister and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, 171-185. Frankfurt/M: Campus Verlag, 2008.
Ballard, Jack Stokes. The Shock of Peace: Military and Economic Demobilization after World War II. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983.
Baly, Monica. "Nursing Service in Great Britain during World War II." Human Medicine 7, no. 4 (2008).
Barg, Lisa. National Voices, Modernist Histories: Race, Performance and Remembrance in American Music, 1927–1943. Vol. Ph.D. Stony Brook: State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001.
Barkawi, Tarak. "Culture and Combat in the Colonies: The Indian Army in the Second World War." Journal of Contemporary History 41, no. 2 (2006): 325-355.
Barnett, Michael. Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Baron, Beth. Egypt as a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Barrett, Duncan, and Nuala Calvi. GI Brides : The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love. London: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
Barros, Andrew, and Martin Thomas. The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Bartig, Kevin. Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Barton, Deborah. "Rewriting the Reich: German Women Journalists as Transnational Mediators for Germany's Rehabilitation." Central European History 51, no. 4 (2018): 563-584.
Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Omer Bartov, Atina Grossmann and Mary Nolan. New York: New Press ; W. W. Norton, 2002.

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