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.

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Germany and the Second World War. Vol. 1. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2000.

Introduction (Wolfram Wette)
Part 1. Ideology, Propaganda, and Internal
Politics as Preconditions of the War
Policy of the Third Reich: Militarist and pacifist
Ideaologies in the last phase of the Weimar Republic
Propaganda mobilization for war
Organizing society in preparation for war (Hans-Erich Volkmann)
Part 2. The National Socialist
Economy in Preparation for War
From international economy to large-area economy
The National Socialist war economy
Job-creation and armament boom

Milkman, Ruth. Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War II . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Minehan, Philip B. Civil war and world war in Europe: Spain, Yugoslavia and Greece, 1936-1949. New York, U.S.A.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Mittelstadt, Jennifer. "Women Participants in Armed Violence." Journal of Women's History 23, no. 3 (2011): 172-182.
The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces, Edited by Lars Mjøset and Stephen Van Holde. Amsterdam; New York: JAI, 2002.
Moeller, Robert G. "Heimkehr ins Vaterland: Die Remaskulinisierung Westdeutschlands in den fünfziger Jahren." Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift 60, no. 2 (2001): 403-436.
Moeller, Robert. Protecting Motherhood: Women and the Family in the Politics of Postwar West Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Moeller, Robert G. War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany. London: University of California Press, 2001.
Moeller, Robert. "What has ‘Coming to Terms with the Past’ meant in the Federal Republic of Germany." Central European History 35, no. 2 (2002): 223-256.
Mojzes, Paul. Balkan Genocides : Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century In Studies in genocide : religion, history, and human rights; Variation: Studies in genocide. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.
Moloney, Barbara. "Feminism in Japan." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Asian History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Monahan, Evelyn, and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. A Few Good Women: America's military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Monahan, Evelyn, and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II. New York: Knopf, 2003.
Dressing Up For War: Transformations of Gender and Genre in the Discourse and Literature of War, Edited by Andrew Monnickendam and Aránzazu Usandizaga. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001.
montgomery, ben. The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2017.
Moor, Jaap de. "The Recruitment of Indonesian Soldiers for the Dutch Colonial Army, c. 1700–1950." In Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers c. 1700-1964, edited by David Omissi and David Killingray, 53-69. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Moore, Aaron William. Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of Aerial Bombing in Britain and Japan during the Second World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Moore, Shannon Baker. Women with Wings: Women Pilots of World War II. Minneapolis, United States: Essential Library, 2017.
Moore, Shannon Baker. Women with Wings: Women Pilots of World War II. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Essential Library, 2017.
Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming, and Memory in World War II, Edited by Moore, Bob and Barbara Hately-Broad. Oxford, UK; New York: Berg, 2005.
Resistance in Western Europe, Edited by Moore, Bob. Oxford: Berg, 2000.
Moorehead, Caroline. A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Morag, Raya. Defeated Masculinity: Post-Traumatic Cinema in the Aftermath of War. Bruxelles; New York: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2009.
Moran, Daniel, and Arthur Waldron. The People in Arms: Military Myth and National Mobilization Since the French Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion, Edited by Aurora G. Morcillo. Brill Academic Pub , 2014.
Morden, Bettie. The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1990.
Morelli, Maria Teresa Ant. "L'associazionismo del secondo dopoguerra: il ruolo del Centro Italiano Femminile." The Association of Second World War: The role of the Italian Women's Center. 113, no. 3 (2017): 412-424.
Morsink, Johannes. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 1999.
Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, Edited by A. Dirk Moses. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.
Moses, A. Dirk. "Raphael Lemkin, Culture, and the Concept of Genocide." In The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies, edited by Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses, 19-41. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Mosse, George L. Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Mosse, George L. The Image of Man: The Creation of Modern Masculinity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Most, Andrea. Making Americans: Jews and the Broadway Musical. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Mostov, Julie, and Tamar Mayer. "Sexing the Nation/Desexing the Body: Politics of National Identity in the Former Yugoslavia." In Gender Ironies of Nationalism: Sexing the Nation, 98-102. London: Routledge, 2000.
Moyn, Samuel. Human Rights and the Uses of History. London; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2014.