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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Butterfield, Jo, and Elizabeth Heineman. "The Gendered Nexus between Conflict and Citizenship in Historical Perspective." In The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, edited by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi R. Cahn, Dina Francesca Haynes and Nahla Valji, 62-74. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Butterworth, Miriam. Lull before the Storm : Germany in the Summer of 1938. Simsbury, Connecticut: Antrim House, 2017.
Africa and World War II, Edited by Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn A. Brown, Timothy Parsons and Ahmad Alawad Sikainga. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Byles, Joan Montgomery. War, Women, and Poetry, 1914-1945: British and German Writers and Activists. Newark; London: University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1995.
Caire, Raymond. La femme militaire: Des origines à nos jours. Paris: Lavauzelle, 1981.
Calder, Jean McKinlay. The Story of Nursing. London: Methuen, 1971.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Almost Integrated? American Servicewomen and Their International Sisters Since WWII." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 291-330. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Inside or Outside? Women's Role in American Military History." In Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders?, edited by Lois Duke Whitaker, 323-339. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 2011.
Campbell, Caroline. Political Belief in France, 1927-1945: Gender, Empire, and Fascism in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Campbell, D'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Women in Combat: The World War II Experience in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union." Journal of Military History 57, no. 2 (1993): 301-323.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Women, Combat, and the Gender Line." MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History 6 (1993): 88-97.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.
Canaday, Margot. The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
Canning, Kathleen. Gender History in Practice: Historical Perspectives on Bodies, Class & Citizenship. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Capdevila, Luc, Francois Rouquet, Fabrice Virgili, and Danièle Voldman. Hommes et femmes dans la France en guerre (1914-1945). Paris: Payot, 2003.
Capdevila, Luc. "The Quest for Masculinity in a Defeated France, 1940-1945." Contemporary European History 10, no. 3 (2001): 423-445.
Caplan, Jane, and Nikolaus Wachsmann. Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories. London: Routledge, 2009.
Caplan, Jane. "Gender and the Concentration Camp." In Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories, edited by Nikolaus Wachsmann and Jane Caplan, 82-107. London: Routledge, 2009.
Carabott, Philip, and Thanasis D. Sfikas. The Greek Civil War: Essays on a Conflict of Exceptionalism and Silences. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.
Caravantes, Peggy. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy In Women of action; Variation: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2015.
Carey, Maddy. Jewish Masculinity in the Holocaust: Between Destruction and Construction. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Musique, art et religion dans l'entre-deux-guerres, Edited by Sylvain Caron and Michel Duchesneau. Lyon: Symétrie, 2009.
Carpenter, Stephanie. On the Farm Front: The Women's Land Army in World War II. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
Carr, Gilly, and Harold Mytum. Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Carroll, Stuart. Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Carter, Erica. How German Is She? Postwar West German Reconstruction and the Consuming Woman. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Casanova, Julián. A Short History of the Spanish Civil War. London ; New York: I. B. Tauris & Co., 2013.
Casanova, Julián. The Spanish Republic and Civil War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Cassin-Scott, Jack. Women at War, 1939-45. London: Osprey Publishing, 1980.
Cavallaro, Daniela. Educational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italy: A Stage of their Own. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Champagne, John. Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy. Hoboken, NJ ; London: Taylor and Francis ; Routledge, 2013.
Chand, Alison. Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations during the Second World War In Scottish historical review monographs series. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Chang, Natasha V. The Crisis-Woman: Body Politics and the Modern Woman in Fascist Italy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.
Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Chapman, Herrick. France's Long Reconstruction: in Search of the Modern Republic. Cambridge, United States: Harvard University Press, 2018.
Chapman, James. The British at War: Cinema, State, and Propaganda, 1939-1945. London: I. B. Tauris, 1998.
Chaves, María Eugenia. "Slave Women’s Strategies for Freedom and the Late Spanish Colonial State." In Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America, edited by Elizabeth Dore and Maxine Molyneux, 108-126. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.