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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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. 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, U.S.A.: 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, Spain: 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. Hommes et femmes dans la France en guerre (1914-1945), Edited by Francois Rouquet, Fabrice Virgili and Danièle Voldman. Paris, France: Payot, 2003.
Capdevila, Luc. "The Quest for Masculinity in a Defeated France, 1940-1945." Contemporary European History 10, no. 3 (2001): 423-445.
Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories, Edited by Jane Caplan and Nikolaus Wachsmann. London ; New York: 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, U.S.A.: 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, IL: 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.
Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire, Edited by Gillian Carr and H. C. Mytum. New York: Routledge, 2012.

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Carreiras, Helena. Gender and the Military: Women in the Armed Forces of Western Democracies. London ; New York: Routledge, 2006.
Carroll, Stuart. Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Carruthers, Susan L. "UNSTOPPABLE FORCE." World War II 31, no. 5 (2017): 62-69.
Militarismus: Francis Carsten z. 65. Geburtstag, Edited by F. L. Carsten and Volker R. Berghahn. Cologne: Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 1975.
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: 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, 2014.
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.
Health Care as Social History: The Glasgow Case, Edited by Olive Checkland and Margaret Lamb. Aberdeen, UK: Aberdeen University Press, 1982.
Checkland, Olive. Humanitarianism and the Emperor's Japan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1994.
Chiaroni, Keren. Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire: The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud. London; New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2017.
Chickering, Roger, Stig Förster, and Bernd Greiner. A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937-1945. Cambridge ; New York ; Washington, DC: Cambridge University Press ; German Historical Institute, 2005.
Chickering, Roger. "Militärgeschichte als Totalgeschichte im Zeitalter des totalen Krieges." In Was ist Militärgeschichte?, edited by Benjamin Ziemann and Thomas Kühne, 301-312. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2000.