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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Wiesinger, Barbara N. Partisaninnen: Widerstand in Jugoslawien, 1941–1945. Vienna: Böhlau, 2008.
Wieviorka, Olivier. Divided Memory: French Recollections of World War II from the Liberation to the Present. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
Wieviorka, Annette. The Era of the Witness. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition, Edited by Rick Wilford and Robert L. Miller. London: Routledge, 1998.
Willbanks, James H. America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Williams, Mari. A Forgotten Army: The Female Munitions Workers of South Wales, 1939-1945. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002.
Williams, Kathleen. Improbable Warriors: Women Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001.
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.
Williamson, Gordon. World War II German Women's Auxiliary Services. Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2003.
Willoughby, John. "The Sexual Behavior of American GIs During the Early Years of the Occupation of Germany." The Journal of Military History 62, no. 1 (1998).
Willson, Perry R. Gender, Family and Sexuality: The Private Sphere in Italy, 1860-1945. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Willson, Perry R. The clockwork factory : women and work in Fascist Italy. New York, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Willson, Perry R. Women in Twentieth-Century Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Wilson, Page. Carnage and Courage: A Memoir of FDR, the Kennedys, and World War II. New York, NY: Yucca Publishing, 2015.
Wilson, Peter H. "Defining Military Culture." Journal of Military History 72, no. 1 (2008): 11-41.
Wilson, Sandra, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz. Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice after the Second World War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Wilson, Elizabeth. Only halfway to paradise: women in postwar Britain, 1945-1968. London: Tavistock, 1980.
Winchell, Meghan. Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Available online through UNC Libraries [eblib.com].

Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe, Edited by Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur-Deckard. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Winkler, Dörte. Frauenarbeit im "Dritten Reich". Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1977.
Winkler, Allan. The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1978.
Winter, Jay, and Emmanuel Siven. "Setting the Framework." In War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Centruy, edited by Jay Winter and Emmanuel Siven, 6-39. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Wishnia, Judith. "Feminism and Pacifism: The French Connection." In Women and Peace: Theoretical, Historical and Practical Perspectives, 103-113. London: Croom Helm, 1987.
Withuis, Jolande. "Die verlorene Unschuld des Gedächtnisses: Soziale Amnesie in Holland und sexuelle Gewalt im Zweiten Weltkrieg." In Gedächtnis und Geschlecht: Deutungsmuster in Darstellungen des nationalsozialistischen Genozids, edited by Insa Eschebach, Sigrid Jacobeit and Silke Wenk, 77-96. Frankfurt/M: Campus Verlag, 2002.
Wodin, Natascha. Sie kam aus Mariupol. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 2017.
Wolfgram, Mark. Getting History Right: East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2003.
Wolkowinska, Cecylia, and Joanna Bogle. When the Summer Ended : One Woman's War Story. Leominster: Gracewing, 1992.
Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American Experience. 4th ed. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Wong, K. Scott. "From Pariah to Paragon: Shifting Images of Chinese Americans during World War II." In Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture, edited by Sucheng Chan and Madeline Y. Hsu, 153-172. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.
Woollacott, Angela. Gender and Empire. Basingstoke, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Woollacott, Angela. Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Wright, Mary. Far from Home: Memories of World War II and Afterward. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2005.
Wynn, Neil A. The Afro-American and the Second World War. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1976.
Yasuda, Anri. "The Fashion Statements of Dazai Osamu: Sartorial and Literary Expressions of Gender in Wartime Japan." Journal of Popular Culture 50, no. 6 (2017): 1293-1314.
Yekelchyk, Serhy. Stalin's Citizens: Everyday Politics In the Wake of Total War. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

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