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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Bock, Gisela. "Die Frauen und der Nationalsozialismus: Bemerkungen zu einem Buch von Claudia Koonz." Geschichte und Gesellschaft 15, no. 4 (1989): 563-579.
Bock, Gisela. "Ein Historikerinnenstreit?" Geschichte und Gesellschaft 18, no. 3 (1992): 400-404.
Genozid und Geschlecht: Jüdische Frauen im nationalsozialistischen Lagersystem, Edited by Gisela Bock. Frankfurt/M ; New York: Campus, 2005.
Zwischen den Fronten: Münchner Frauen in Krieg und Frieden, 1900-1950, Edited by Christina Böck and Sybille Krafft. München: Buchendorfer Verlag, 1995.
Bodnar, John E. The "Good War" in American Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie. "Introduction." In Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Sophie Body-Gendrot and Pieter Spierenburg, 1-12. New York: Springer, 2007.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg. Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2007.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln, United States: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Boittin, Jennifer Anne, Christina Firpo, and Emily Musil Church. "Hierarchies of Race and Gender in the French Colonial Empire, 1914-1946." Historical Reflections 37, no. 1 (2011): 60-90.
Bolzenius, Sandra. Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II. Urbana, Illinois, USA: University of Illinois Press, 2018.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs, and Detlef Vogel. Das deutsche Reich in der Defensive: strategischer Luftkrieg in Europa, Krieg im Westen und in Ostasien 1943-1944/45. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001.
Boog, Horst, Jürgen Förster, and Joachim Hoffmann. Der Angriff auf die Sowjetunion. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1983.
Booker, Bryan. African Americans in the United States Army in World War II. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008.
Borg, Alan. War Memorials: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Leo Cooper, 1991.
Bormann, Natalie. "“We Didn’t Know There Was a Women’s Camp”: The Haunting Qualities of Ravensbrück." In The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma: Student Encounters with the Holocaust, 49-62. New York City, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Bormann, Natalie. "“We Didn’t Know There Was a Women’s Camp”: The Haunting Qualities of Ravensbrück." In The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma: Student Encounters with the Holocaust, 46-62. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Bos, Pascale R. "Feminists Interpreting the Politics of Wartime Rape: Berlin, 1945; Yugoslavia, 1992–1993." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31, no. 4 (2006): 995-1025.
Birth or Talent? The Formation of Elites in a British–German Comparison, Edited by Franz Bosbach, Keith Robbins and Karina Urbach. Munich: De Gruyter, 2003.
Bosworth, R. J. B. Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945. New York: Penguin, 2006.
El Cuerpo Erótico de la Actriz Bajo los Fascismos: España, Italia, Alemania (1939-1945), Edited by Núria Bou and Xavier Pérez Grobet. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Cátedra, 2018.
Boulle, Georges, and Pierre Le Goyet. Le Corps expéditionnaire français en Italie 1943-1944. Paris: Imprint nationale, 1971.
Bourke, Joanna. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. London: Virago, 2008.

Translated in Italian and Spanish in 2009.

Bousquet, Ben, and Colin Douglas. West Indian Women at War: British Racism in World War II. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1991.
A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror, Edited by Warren H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Boyce, Robert W. D. The Great Interwar Crisis and the Collapse of Globalization. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016 In Studies in contemporary European history, Edited by Manuel Bragança and Peter D. Tame. New York, NY, USA: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Rape in Wartime, Edited by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Braybon, Gail, and Penny Summerfield. Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars. London ; New York: Pandora Press, 1987.
Braziel, Jana Evans. "Re-membering Défilé: Dédée Bazile as Revolutionary Lieu de Mémoire." Small Axe 9, no. 2 (2005): 57-85.
Bredbenner, Candice. "A Duty to Defend?: The Evolution of Aliens’ Military Obligations to the United States, 1792–1946." Journal of Policy History 24, no. 2 (2012): 224-262.
Brenner, Rachel Feldhay. Writing as Resistance: Four Women Confronting the Holocaust: Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.
Brereton, Bridget. "Gender and the Historiography of the English-Speaking Caribbean." In Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, edited by Patricia Mohammed, 129-144. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002.
Brewer, Susan A. To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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