British Military Masculinity Bibliography

British Army:  

Atkins, Gareth. “Christian Heroes, Providence, and Patriotism in Wartime Britain, 1793–1815,” Historical Journal 58(2015): 393–414.

Bourke, Joanna. Dismembering the Male: Men’s Bodies, Britain, and the Great War. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Dawson, Graham. Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities. London: Routledge, 1994.

Gullace, Nicoletta F. The Blood of our Sons: Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship During the Great War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Hurl-Eamon, Jennine. Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: ‘The Girl I Left Behind Me’. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Kennedy, Catriona. Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Military and Civilian Experience in Britain and Ireland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

McGregor, Robert. “The Popular Press and the Creation of Military Masculinities in Georgian Britain,” in Military Masculinities: Identity and the State, edited by Paul Higate, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

Meyer, Jessica. Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Paris, Michael. Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture, 1850–2000. London: Reaktion, 2000.

Ramsey, Neil. “‘A real English soldier’: Suffering, Manliness and Class in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Soldiers’ Tale,” in Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750–1850: Men of Arms, edited by Catriona Kennedy and Matthew McCormack. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Woodward, Rachel and Trish Winter. Sexing the Soldier: The Politics of Gender and the Contemporary British Army. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

Empire/Imperialism:

Damousi, Joy and Marilyn Lake, eds. Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Mangan, J.A. ‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism. New York and London: Routledge, 2013.

Sinha, Mrinalini. Colonial Masculinity: The “Manly Englishman” and the “Effeminate Bengali” in the Late Nineteenth Century. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995.

Smith, Richard. Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Masculinity and the development of a national consciousness. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2010.

Streets-Salter, Heather. Martial Races: The Military, Race and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010.

Wilson, Kathleen. The Island Race: Englishness, Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

British Navy:

Burg, B.R. Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson’s Navy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Colville, Quentin. “Corporate Domesticity and Idealized Masculinity: Royal Naval Officers and their Shipboard Homes, 1918-39,” Gender and History, vol. 21 no. 3 (2009), pp. 499-519.

Conley, Mary A. From Jack Tar to Union Jack: Representing Naval Manhood in the British Empire, 1870–1918. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

LeJacq, Seth S. “Buggery’s Travels: Royal Navy Sodomy on Ship and Shore in the Long Eighteenth Century,” Journal for Maritime Research, vol. 17. no. 2, 2015, pp. 103-116.

Miller, Amy. Dressed to Kill: British Naval Uniform, Masculinity and Contemporary Fashions, 1748–1857. London: National Maritime Museum, 2007.

Wilson, Kathleen. “Nelson and the People: Manliness, Patriotism and Body Politics,” in Admiral Lord Nelson: Context and Legacy, edited by David Cannadine, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Europe—Continental:

Ahlbäck, Anders. Manhood and the Making of the Military: Conscription, Military Service and Masculinity in Finland, 1917-1939. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014.

Crouthamel, Jason. An Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality, and German Soldiers in the First World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Eichler, Maya. Militarizing Men: Gender, Conscription, and War in Post-Soviet Russia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012.

Hughes, Michael J. Forging Napoleon’s Grande Armée: Motivation, Military Culture, and Masculinity in the French Army, 1800-1808. New York: New York University Press, 2012.

Hull, Isabel V. Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Martin, Brian Joseph. Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy & Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011.

General works:

Bourdieu, Pierre. Masculine Domination. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998.

Cocks, H.G. Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century. London: I.B. Tauris, 2010.

Cocks, H.G. and Matt Houlbrook, eds. The Modern History of Sexuality. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Connell, R.W. Masculinities. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

Hitchcock, Tim, and Michèle Cohen. English Masculinities, 1660–1800. London: Longman, 1999.

Dudink, Stefan, Karen Hagemann, and John Tosh, eds. Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2004.

Nye, Robert A. “Western Masculinities in War and Peace.” American Historical Review, April 2007, pp. 417-438.

Latin America:

Beattie, Peter M. The Tribute of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864-1945. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.

Dore, Elizabeth and Maxine Molyneux, eds. Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.

French, William and Katherine Elaine Bliss, eds. Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007.

Gill, Leslie. “Creating Citizens, Making Men: The Military and Masculinity in Bolivia.” Cultural Anthropology, vol. 12, no. 4 (Nov. 1997), pp. 527-550.

Grandin, Greg. The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Macías-González, Víctor and Anne Rubenstein, eds., Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

United States:

Bederman, Gail. Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1870-1917. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Brown, Melissa T. Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in U.S. Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Foster, Thomas A. Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2006.

Greenberg, Amy S. Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Hoganson, Kristin L. Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998.

Jarvis, Christina S. The Male Body at War: American Masculinity during World War II. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Lehring, Gary L. Officially Gay: The Political Construction of Sexuality by the U.S. Military. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2003.


This list was compiled by Jonathan Shipe, graduate student at Florida State University, currently working on his dissertation, “The Cost of a Moral Army: Discourses of Masculinity and Sexuality in the British Army, 1850-1885.” Questions about this bibliography or his research can be sent to js11af@my.fsu.edu. Jonathan tweets at @jshipe.

 

Native American Gender History Reading List 

Barr, Juliana. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Bragdon, Kathleen. “Gender as a Social Category in Native Southern New England.” Ethnohistory 43, no. 4 (Autumn 1996): 573–92.

Brooks, James. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Child, Brenda J. Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community. New York: Penguin, 2012.

Denial, Catherine J. Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country. St. Paul: Minnesota HIstorical Society Press, 2013.

Ekberg, Carl J. Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Fowler, Loretta. Wives and Husbands: Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.

Greer, Allan. Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Hahn, Steven C. The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012.

Johnston, Carolyn. Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003.

Jumper, Betty Mae, and Patsy West. A Seminole Legend: The Life of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Klein, Laura F., and Lillian Ackerman, eds. Women and Power in Native North America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Kugel, Rebecca, and Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, eds. Native Women’s History in Eastern North America before 1900: A Guide to Research and Writing. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

Little, Ann M. Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England. Early American Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Martin, Joel W. Sacred Revolt: The Muskogees’ Struggle for a New World. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Miles, Tiya. The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

———. Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Pearsall, Sarah M. S. “‘Having Many Wives’ in Two American Rebellions: The Politics of Households and the Radically Conservative.” The American Historical Review 118, no. 4 (October 2013): 1001–28.

Perdue, Theda. Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

———, ed. Sifters: Native American Women’s Lives. Viewpoints on American Culture. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Pesantubbee, Michelene E. Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World: The Clash of Cultures in the Colonial Southeast. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.

Piker, Joshua Aaron. Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Rushforth, Brett. Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Saunt, Claudio. A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

———. Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Shoemaker, Nancy, ed. Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Simonsen, Jane E. Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Slater, Sandra, and Fay A. Yarbrough, eds. Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850. Columbia, S.C: University of South Carolina Press, 2011.

Smithers, Gregory D. “Cherokee ‘Two Spirits’: Gender, Ritual, and Spirituality in the Native South.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 12, no. 3 (2014): 626–51.

Snyder, Christina. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2010.

Stremlau, Rose. Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.


This list was compiled by Christopher Crenshaw, a graduate student at Florida State University studying Native peoples, the body, and the environment in early America. For questions about this list or Christopher’s research, email cbc12b@my.fsu.edu or find him on Twitter @cbcrenshaw.

Men, Manliness, and Sexuality in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World Reading List

Barclay, Katie. Love, Intimacy, and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2011.

Barker-Benfield, G.J. The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Bloch, Ruth H. “Changing Conceptions of Sexuality and Romance in Eighteenth-Century America,” William and Mary Quarterly (January 2003): 13-42.

Bloch, Ruth. “The Gendered Meanings of Virtue in Revolutionary America.” Signs 13 (1987): 37-58.

Block, Sharon. Rape & Sexual Power in Early America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Bonomi, Patricia. The Lord Cornbury Scandal: the Politics of Reputation in British America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Brown, Kathleen. “The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier,” in Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women. Nancy Shoemaker, ed. New York: Routledge, 1995. 26-48.

Brown, Kathleen. “‘Changed … into the fashion of man’: The politics of sexual difference in a seventeenth-century Anglo-American Settlement,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (1995)

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, & Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Burnard, Trevor. Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and his slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican world. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Carter, Philip. Men and the Emergence of Polite Society in Britain, 1660-1800. London: Longman, 2001.

Carter, Philip. “Men About Town: Representations of Foppery and Masculinity in Early Eighteenth-Century Urban Society,” in Gender in Eighteenth-Century England: Roles, Representations and Responsibilities. Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus, eds. London: Longman, 1997.

Cohen, Michéle. Fashioning Masculinity: National Identity and Language in the Eighteenth Century. London: Routledge, 1996.

D’Emilio, John and Estelle Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Ditz, Toby L. “The New Men’s History and the Peculiar Absence of Gendered Power.” Gender & History (April 2004), 1-35.

Ditz, Toby L. “Shipwrecked; or, Masculinity Imperiled: Mercantile Representations of Failure and the Gendered Self in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia,” Journal of American History 81 (1994): 51-80.

Fletcher, Anthony. Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Foster, Thomas, “Deficient Husbands: Manhood, Sexual Incapacity, and Male Marital Sexuality in Seventeenth-Century New England,” William and Mary Quarterly Ser. 3, 56 (1999): 723-74.

Foster, Thomas, ed. Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Foster, ed., Thomas A. New Men: Manliness in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 2011.

Foster, Thomas A. Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1. New York: Vintage Books, 1978.

French, Henry and Mark Rothery. Man’s Estate: Landed Gentry Masculinities, 1660–1900. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Gerard, Kent and Gert Hekma, eds. The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Godbeer, Richard. The Overflowing of Friendship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Godbeer, Richard. Sexual Revolution in Early America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Goldsmith, Netta Murray. The Worst of Crimes: Homosexuality and the Law in Eighteenth-Century London. Aldershot and Brookfield: Ashgate Publishing, 1998.

Haggerty, George. Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Hall, Catherine and Leonore Davidoff. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1987.

Harvey, Karen. “The History of Masculinity, circa 1650–1800.” The Journal of British Studies, 44, (2005): 296-311 and all other articles in this issue.

Harvey, Karen. The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Haulman, Kate. “Fashion and the Culture Wars of Revolutionary Philadelphia.” The William and Mary Quarterly 62, no. 4 (October 2005), 625-662.

Haulman, Kate. The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Hine, Darlene Clark and Earnestine Jenkins, eds. A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men’s History and Masculinity, vol. 1, ‘Manhood Rights:’ The Construction of Black Male History and Manhood, 1750-1870. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Hitchcock, Tim. “Redefining Sex in Eighteenth-Century England,” History Workshop Journal 41 (1996): 73–90.

Hitchcock, Tim and Michèle Cohen, eds. English Masculinities, 1660-1830. London: Longman, 1999.

Hunt, Margaret. The Middling Sort: Gender, Commerce and the Family in England, 1670-1780. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Kann, Mark E. The Gendering of American Politics: Founding Mothers, Founding Fathers, and Political Patriarchy. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999.

Kann, Mark E. A Republic of Men: The American Founders, Gendered Language, and Patriarchal Politics. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Kann, Mark E. Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

Kimmel, Michael S., Manhood in America: A Cultural History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

King, Thomas A. The Gendering of Men, 1600–1750. Volume 2: Queer Articulations. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Knouff, Gregory T. “White Men in Arms: Concepts of Citizenship and Masculinity in Revolutionary America.” In Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History, Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press and Palgrave, 2004, 25-44.

Kuchta, David. The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity England, 1550–1850. Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press, 2002.

Laqueur, Thomas. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Lindman, Janet Moore, “Acting the Manly Christian: White Evangelical Masculinity in Revolutionary Virginia,” William and Mary Quarterly Ser. 3, 57 (2000): 393-416.

Little, Ann. Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Lockridge, Kenneth. On the Sources of Patriarchal Rage: The Commonplace Books of William Byrd and Thomas Jefferson and the Gendering of Power in the Eighteenth Century. New York: New York University Press, 1992.

Lombard, Anne S. Making Manhood: Growing Up Male in Colonial New England. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

Lyons, Clare. “Discipline, Sex, and the Republican Self.” In The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution. Edward G. Gray and Jane Kamensky, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 560-577.

Lyons, Clare. “Mapping an Atlantic Sexual Culture: Homoeroticism in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia.” William and Mary Quarterly. 60, no. 1 (January 2003), 119-154.

Lyons, Clare A. Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Mandell, Daniel R. “The Saga of Sarah Muckamugg: Indian and African American Intermarriage in Colonial New England,” in Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History. Martha Hodes, ed. New York: New York University Press, 1999. 72-90.

Manion, Jennifer. “Historic Heteroessentialism and Other Orderings in Early America.” Signs 34, no. 4 (Summer 2009): 981-1003.

Miller, Amy. Dressed to Kill: British naval uniform, masculinity and contemporary fashions. London: National Maritime Museum, 2007.

Myles, Anne G. “Queering the Study of Early American Sexuality.” William and Mary Quarterly 60, no. 1 (January 2003): 199-202 and all the articles in this issue.

Norton, Mary Beth, Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Norton, Rictor. Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830. London: GMP, 1992.

Porter, Roy and Lesley Hall. The Facts of Life: The Creation of Sexual Knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Rotundo, E. Anthony, American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era, New York: Basic Books, 1993.

Rousseau, G.S. and Roy Porter, eds. Sexual Underworlds of the Enlightenment. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988

Ryan, Kelly A. Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts 1700-1830. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Senelick, Laurence. “Mollies or Men of Mode? Sodomy and the Eighteenth-Century London Stage,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1 (July, 1990) 33-67.

Shammas, Carole. “Anglo-American Household Government in Comparative Perspective,” William and Mary Quarterly 52, no. 1 (January, 1995), 104-44.

Shoemaker, Robert. Gender in English Society, 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres. London: Longman, 1998.

Smith, Merril D., ed. Sex and Sexuality in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Stone, Lawrence. The Family, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1500-1800. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Trumbach, Randolph. “The Birth of the Queen: Sodomy and the Emergence of Gender Equality in Modern Culture, 1660-1750.” In Martin Duberman, Martha Vicnus, and George Chauncey, eds. Hidden from history: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. New York: NAL Books, 1989. 129-40.

Trumbach, Randolph. Sex and the Gender Revolution, Volume 1: Heterosexuality and the Third Gender in Enlightenment London. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Trumbach, Randolph. “Sex, Gender, and Sexual Identity in Modern Culture: Male Sodomy and Female Prostitution in Enlightenment London.” In Forbidden History: The State, Society, and the Regulation of Sexuality in Modern Europe. Ed. John C. Fout. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1990. 89-106.

Turley, Hans. Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Piracy, Sexuality, and Masculine Identity. New York: New York University Press, 1999.

Wilson, Kathleen. “Chapter 2: Empire, Gender, and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century.” In Philippa Levine, ed. Gender and Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004: 14-45.

Wilson, Kathleen. The Island Race: Englishness, Empire, and Gender in the Eighteenth Century. London: Routledge, 2003.

Wilson, Lisa. ’Ye Heart of a Man:’ The Domestic Life of Men in Colonial New England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.


This list was compiled by Kent Peacock, graduate student at Florida State University currently working on his dissertation, “Sex in the Wilderness:
Sexuality, Manhood, Womanhood, and Building the American State in the First American West.” Questions about the bibliography or his research can be sent to kwp12@my.fsu.edu. Kent tweets at @kentwpeacock

Gender History Graduate Courses at Florida State University

This page collects course titles and course descriptions of past, present and upcoming classes in gender history offered at Florida State University, to help graduate students in planning major and minor fields in gender history.

Currently Planned Courses:
Spring 2019 – Sinke: AMH5564 Women/Gender in Modern America
Fall 2018 – Jones: AMH5xxx Women /Children in CRM
Spring 2018 – Mooney: US Gender History
Fall 2018 – Upchurch: Colloquium on British/European Gender & Sexuality
Fall 2017 – Culver: Colloquium on Gender, Consumption, Japanese Empire
Spring 2017 – Sinke: Colloquium on US Gender History
Spring 2016 – Upchurch: Writing History, Gender/Theory


Fall 2017 – Colloquium: U.S. Gender History
Prof. Suzanne Sinke, US History 
This course provides you with an introduction to key authors and selected topics in the history of gender for the United States. Though we will discuss some classic works and theoretical texts, our focus will remain on recent scholarship. Further, you will explore the scholarship on one element of U.S. gender history that interests you in greater depth and write a historiography on that topic. In a graduate program of study the course fits topically as Gender History or geographically as U.S. History. The readings include scholarship across U.S. History hence where you count it chronologically in your program of study will depend on your historiography topic. Choose accordingly. Class sessions will consist primarily of a discussion of readings, typically five-six articles/ book chapters per week. Come prepared to discuss all of them. You will write a short reaction paper prior to most class sessions. Insights about gender and how historians approach it will build over the semester


Spring 2016 – Seminar: Writing History: Gender/Theory
Prof. Charles Upchurch, British History
This course focuses on identifying the best approaches and theoretical frameworks to apply to specific research questions and source materials. The readings will expose students to the latest debates methodologies in gender history, drawing primarily on British gender history and the more theoretical works that have shaped the study of gender and sexuality more broadly. The methodologies of gender history are now applied in all fields of history, including political, economic, social, cultural, religious, and military history, just as the theories that have shaped gender history are shared broadly within the profession, especially by social and cultural historians. Students will produce an original research paper for the class. The research paper can be on British gender history, or it can be based on the primary and secondary sources that the student expects to work with in their dissertation, but interpreting those sources with either a gendered analysis or a theoretical framework they had not yet considered. A significant amount of time will be spent workshopping student papers, and identifying which theoretical frameworks or methodological approaches might best enhance the analysis of the sources and questions. In addition, as time permits, there will be an ongoing discussion throughout the semester on how to make the best use of digital resources, not only to research a topic, but also to create professional connections within your field, to enhance publication and presentation options.


Fall 2014 – Graduate Colloquium: Gender and Consumerism in Japan from Empire to Postwar, 1880s-1950s
Dr. Annika A. Culver, East Asian History
This graduate-level course investigates how products, people, and companies circulated throughout Japan and its empire into wartime and the postwar period, and how gender impacted consumption and consumerism in China, Japan, and Korea during pivotal moments in East Asian history.  We examine how working-class and middle- to upper-class women emerged as important consumers for household items, foods, fashions, cosmetics, and even wartime propaganda. We also look at how state propaganda functioned as “advertising” to instruct women to engage in behaviors beneficial to the nation (or corporation) from the Meiji (1868-1912) to early postwar period (1945-1955).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  This colloquium course on gender and consumption in Japan and its empire and beyond teaches graduate students how to critically engage with both primary and secondary materials like a scholar while learning how to write concise summaries of the materials they encounter.  Students can apply these useful techniques in studying for oral exams and book reviews, where they analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a text while summarizing the author’s key arguments and contributions to the field of historical inquiry.  This class will involve a session of two library tutorials, one on web-base library databases and another on primary source materials, as well as a midterm presentation prepared by students on theories of gender and imperialism. The course will be taught as a series of topical case studies, arranged in roughly chronological fashion.

TOPICS: In this colloquium course, we will examine the role of women as consumers and the role of gender in influencing consumption in general
Throughout East Asia while Japan built up its empire and assimilated Western ideas of modernity, and when consumption revived following wartime
deprivation and devastation.  Beginning in the Meiji Period (1868-1912), new roles for women enhanced their importance as arbiters of national
ideology,  but also empowered them as working-class wage earners in textile factories or as middle/upper-class “curators” of the domestic space through the Ryôsai kenbô [“Good Wife, Wise Mother”] philosophy.  We will also look at how Japanese imperialism and the nation-state’s organization of colonies in East Asia accelerated the exchange of goods, peoples, and ideas throughout the Japanese empire (with an emphasis on Shanghai’s International Settlement, Taiwan, and Manchuria) as it influenced the politics and culture of the imperial capital, Tokyo.  Some of our texts show continuity in the influence on gender in 1930s patterns of consumption that resumed in the postwar 1950s. We will read recent texts in anthropology, art history, cultural history, gender studies, and even a manga [illustrated comic] history book to investigate how gender impacted consumption during critical moments during in modern Japanese history.


Use the comments section below to suggest classes or leave comments. The gender history faculty will review all requests.

British History Bibliography: Thematic

British History Bibliography – Comprehensive / Thematic
Better Overviews

Richard Price, British Society 1680–1880: Dynamism, Containment and Change (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Harold Perkin, The Origins of Modern English Society (Routledge, 2002)

Asa Briggs, The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (Longman, 1999)

Roy Porter, English Society in the Eighteenth Century. The Pelican social history of Britain (London: Allen Lane, 1982)

Walter L. Arnstein, Britain Yesterday and Today: 1830 to Present, 8thed. (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000)

J. Daunton, Progress And Poverty: An Economic And Social History of Modern Britain, 1700-1850 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1995)

C. D. Clark, Revolution and Rebellion: State and Society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986)

Trevor May, Economic and Social History of Britain, 1760-1990 (Longman, 1996)

Keith Robbins, The Eclipse of a Great Power; Modern Britain, 1870-1992 (Longman, 1994)

A. Sharpe, Early Modern England: A Social History, 1550-1760 (Arnold Publishers, 1997)

David Underdown, A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Glyn Williams and John Ramsden, Ruling Britannia: a Political History of Britain, 1688-1988 (Longman, 1990)

William B. Willcox and Walter Arnstein, The Age of Aristocracy, 1688-1830 (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000)

Historiography, Methodology, and Professional Issues  

David Cannadine, ed., What is History Now? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

Richard Price, “Historiography, Narrative, and the Nineteenth Century,” The Journal of British Studies, 35 (April, 1996), pp. 220-256.

Aletta Biersack and Lynn Hunt, eds., The New Cultural History Essays. Studies on the History of Society and Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)

Martha Howell and Walter Prevenier, From Reliable Sources (Cornell Univ Press, 2001)

Anthony Brundage, Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing (Harlan Davidson, 2002)

Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996)

David H. Fischer, Historians’ Fallacies (Harper Trade, 1970)

Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988)

“AHR Forum: Peter Novick’s That Noble Dream” with articles by Hexter, Gordon, Hollinger, Megill, Novick, and Ross, American Historical Review 96 (June 1991): 675-708.

Bonnie G. Smith, The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice (Harvard Univ. Press, 2000)

Political Economy

Bruce G. Carruthers, City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution (Princeton Univ. Press, 1996)

Peter Cain and Tony Hopkins, British Imperialism 1688-2000 (New York, Longman Publishing, 2002)

Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, abridged by Laurence Dickey (Hackett Publishing Co., 1993)

Frank Trentmann, “Political Culture and Political Economy: Interest, Ideology and Free Trade,” Review of International Political Economy, vol. 5, no. 2 (Summer, 1998): 217-251.

Margaret Schabas, The Natural Origins of Economics (University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Frank Trentmann, Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption, and Civil Society in Modern Britain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)

George Armitage-Smith, The Free-Trade Movement and Its Results (Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006)

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1944), pp. 35-135.

Boyd Hilton, The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1795-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), chapters 2 and 3

Bernard Semmel, The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism; Classical Political Economy, The Empire of Free Trade and Imperialism 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 1970), chapters 1, 6, and 9

Joshua D. Esty, “National Objects: Keynesian Economics and Modernist Culture in England,” Modernism/Modernity, vol. 7, no. 1 (2000): 1-24.

Jim Tomlinson, “Managing the Economy, Managing the People: Britain circa 1931-1970,” Economic History Review 58 (2005): 555-585.

John Wells and Douglas Wills, “Revolution, Restoration, and Debt Repudiation: The Jacobite Threat to England’s Institutions and Economic Growth,” The Journal of Economic History, 60, no. 2 (Jun., 2000), pp. 418-441.

Britain’s Industrial  Revolution 

Anthony Wrigley, Continuity, Chance and Change: The Character of the Industrial Revolution in England (New York, Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Arnold Toynbee, The Industrial Revolution [first published in 1884 under title: Lectures on the industrial revolution in England] (Beacon Press, 1956), pp. 17-32, 72-84.

Gareth Stedman Jones, An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), pp. 133-62.

Jan De Vries, “The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution,” The Journal of Economic History vol. 54, no. 2 (Jun., 1994): 249-270.

Stearns, Peter. “Interpreting the Industrial Revolution.” in Islamic & European Expansion: the Forging of a Global Order Michael Adas ed. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993)

Nick Crafts, “The Industrial Revolution,” in Roderick Floud and Donald McCloskey, eds., The Economic History of Britain Since 1700, vol. 1 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 44-59.

Joel Mokyr, “Accounting for the Industrial Revolution,” in Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, vol. 1 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003-2004), pp. 1-27.

J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins, “Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas, Part I: The Old Colonial System, 1688-1850,” The Economic History Review vol. 39, no. 4 (Nov., 1986): 501-525.

Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson, “Rehabilitating the Industrial Revolution” The Economic History Review vol. 45, no. 1(Feb., 1992): 24-50.

Deborah Valenze, “The Art of Women and the Business of Men: Women’s Work and the Dairy Industry c. 1740-1840,” Past & Present 130 (Feb., 1991): 142-169.

Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780-1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1987), pp. 195-229.

Raphael Samuel, “Workshop of the World: Steam Power and Hand Technology in Mid-Victorian Britain,” History Workshop 3 (Spring, 1977): 6-72.

Seccombe, Wally. “Patiarchy Stabilized: The Construction of the Male Breadwinner Norm in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Social History 11 (1) (1986): 53-70.

Eric J. Hobsbawm, Industry and Empire: from 1750 to the present day (Harmondsworth/ Penguin, 1990), chapters 6, 7, and 10.

W. Rostow, The Stages of Economic Growth; A Non-Communist Manifesto (Cambridge University Press, 1971), pp. 17-36.

The Debate on the Decline of British Industry

Michael Dintenfass, The Decline of Industrial Britain, 1870-1980 (London: Routledge, 1992)

Sidney Pollard, Britain’s Prime and Britain’s Decline: The British Economy, 1870-1914 (London: E. Arnold, 1989)

Paul Johnson, “The Welfare State, Income and Living Standards,” in The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, vol. 3, edited by Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003-2004), pp. 213-37.

Jim Tomlinson, “Inventing ‘Decline’: The Falling Behind of the British Economy in the Postwar Years,” Economic History Review, vol. 49, no. 4 (1996): 731-757.

E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (Harmondsworth/Penguin, 1980), chapter 10.

Martin J. Wiener, English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1850-1980 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981)

S. Ashton, “The Treatment of Capitalism by Historians,” in Friedrich A. Hayek, ed., Capitalism and the Historians: Essays by T.S. Ashton [and others] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1954), pp. 31-61.

L. Hammond and Barbara Hammond, The Village Labourer, 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England Before the Reform Bill (New York: Longmans, Green, 1920), chapter 5.

Romesh Chunder Dutt, The Economic History of India in the Victorian Age from the Accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Commencement of the Twentieth Century (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1956), read preface only.

Sidney Pollard, The Development of the British Economy, 1914-1990 (New York: E. Arnold, 1992)

Civil Society  and the Public Sphere

Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society. Studies in contemporary German social thought (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1989)

John Brewer, The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997)

Peter Clark, British Clubs and Societies, 1580-1800: The Origins of an Associational World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 60-141.

Thomas Babington Macaulay, History of England from the Accession of James II, vol. 1 (New York, Dutton, 1962), chapter 3

William St Clair, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004), chapter 1, “Reading and its Consequences,” pp. 1-19.

Gareth Stedman Jones, An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005)

Roy Porter, The Creation of the Modern World:  The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment (New York:  W.W. Norton, 2000)

Richard D. Altick, The English Common Reader; A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900 (University of Chicago Press, 1957)

Nationalism and Nation Building

Raphael Samuel, ed., Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British National Identity. History workshop series (London: Routledge, 1989)

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of  Nationalism. rev. and extended ed. (New York: Verso, 1991)

Linda Colley, Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992)

Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger, eds., The Invention of Tradition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

John Brewer, The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783 (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989)

Eric Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990)

George Mosse, Nationalism and Sexuality: Respectability and Abnormal Sexuality in Modern Europe (New York: H. Fertig, 1985)

Eugen Weber, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914 (Stanford, Calf.: Stanford University Press, 1976)

Peter Sahlins, Boundaries: The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)

Britain and the Revolutions: 1789 to 1848

Gareth Stedman Jones, An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005)

Seamus Deane, The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England 1789-1832 (Harvard Univ. Press, 1988)

Ian Christie, Wars and Revolutions, Britain, 1760-1815 (Harvard Univ. Press, 1982)

Jack R. Censer, “Commencing the Third Century of Debate.” American Historical Review 94 (5) (1989): 1309-1325.

Jonathan Sperber, The European Revolutions, 1848-1851 (New  York: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Peter Stearns, 1848: Revolutionary Tide in Europe (New York: Norton, 1974)

Mark Traugott, “The Mid-Nineteenth-Century Crisis in France and England.” Theory and Society 12 (4) (July 1983): 455-468.

Georges Lefebvre, The Coming of the French Revolution (Princeton: Princeton  University Press, 1947, 1989)

Lynn Hunt, Politics, Culture and Class in the French Revolution (Berkley: University of  California Press, 1984)

Religion

David Hempton, Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland: From the Glorious Revolution to the Decline of Empire (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996)

Jim Obelkivich, “Religion,” in F.M.L. Thompson, ed., The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), pp. 311-356.

Boyd Hilton, The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1785-1865 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1991)

R. Ward, The Protestant Evangelical Awakening (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002)

W. Bebbington, Evangelicalism In Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s (Baker Pub. Group, 1992)

David Hempton, Methodism and Politics in British Society, 1750-1850 (HarperCollins, 1987)

Thomas Walter Laqueur, Religion and Respectability: Sunday Schools and Working Class Culture, 1780-1850 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976), chapters 3 and 7.

Susan Thorne, Congregational Missions and the Making of an Imperial Culture in Nineteenth-Century England (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1999), pp. 155-72.

Susan Thorne, “Missionary Imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain,” in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World, edited by Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1997)

Catherine Hall, Civilising Subjects: Colony and Metropole in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002)

Andrew Porter, Religion Versus Empire?: British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion, 1700-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004)

Owen Chadwick, Mind of the Oxford Movement (Stanford Univ. Press, 2000)

Mark Bevir, “The Labour Church Movement, 1891-1902,” Journal of British Studies 38 (1999): 217-45.

R. W. Davis and R. J. Helmstadter, Religion and Irreligion in Victorian Society: Essays in Honor of R. K. Webb (Routledge, 1992)

Callum G. Brown, The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularism 1800-2000 (New York: Routledge, 2001)

Alex Owen, The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern (Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Thomas Laqueur, “Why the Margins Matter: Occultism and the Making of Modernity,” Modern Intellectual History, 3 1(2006): 111-35.

Raphael Samuel, Jim Obelkevich, Lyndal Roper, eds., Disciplines of Faith: Studies in Religion, Politics, and Patriarchy (Routledge, 1987)

S. R. Kitson Clark (George Sidney Roberts), The Making of Victorian England (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1962), pp. 147-205.

Caroline Ford, “Religion and Popular Culture in Modern Europe” Journal of Modern  History 65 (1) (1993): 152-175.

Development of Politics and the Process of Reform

Glyn Williams and John Ramsden, Ruling Britannia: a Political History of Britain, 1688-1988 (Longman, 1990)

Eric J. Evans, Parliamentary Reform, 1770-1918 (Longman, 1999)

John Cannon, Parliamentary Reform 1640-1832 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1973)

H. Plumb, “The Growth of the Electorate in England from 1600 to 1715,” Past and Present 45 (1969): 90-116.

Linda Colley, In Defiance Of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985)

John Brewer, Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George III (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976), chapter 6.

John Brewer, “Theatre and Counter-Theatre in Hanoverian Politics: the Mock Elections at Garrett,” Radical History Review, 22 (1979/80): 7-40.

Frank O’Gorman, “The Unreformed Electorate of Hanoverian England: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Reform Act of 1832,” Social History 11, 1(1986): 33-52.

C. D. Clark, Languages of Liberty: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World, 1660-1832 (Cambridge Univ. Press,1993)

Brian Hill, British Parliamentary Parties, 1742-1832: From the Fall of Walpole to the First Reform Act (Allen & Unwin, 1985)

Norman Gash, Aristocracy and the People: Britain, 1815-1865 (Harvard Univ. Press, 1981)

James Vernon, Politics and the People: A Study in English Political Culture, c. 1815-1867 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993), “Power Legislated: The Structure of Official Politics,” pp. 15-47.

J. Olney, “The Politics of Land,” in G.E. Mingay, ed., The Victorian Countryside (Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981), pp. 58-70.

John A. Phillips; Charles Wetherell, “The Great Reform Act of 1832 and the Political Modernization of England” The American Historical Review, 100 (April, 1995): 411-436.

James Vernon, ed., Re-reading the Constitution: New Narratives in the Political History of England’s Long Nineteenth Century (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996)

Hall, Catherine, Keith McClelland, and Jane Rendall. Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 (Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2000)

Martin Pugh, The Making of Modern British Politics: 1867-1945 (Blackwell, 2002)
Patrick Joyce, Work, Society, and Politics: The Culture of the Factory in Later Victorian England (Brighton [Eng.]: Harvester Press, 1980), pp. 158-200, 268-310.

Amy Black and Stephen Brooke, “The Labour Party, Women, and the Problem of Gender, 1951-1966,” The Journal of British Studies, vol. 36, no. 4 (Oct., 1997): 419-452.

George Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England (Stanford Univ. Press; reprinted., 1997)

Susan Kingsley Kent, “The Politics of Sexual Difference: World War One and the Demise of British Feminism,” Journal of British Studies 27, 3(1988): 323-53.

Nicoletta Gullace, “The Blood of Our Sons”: Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship during the Great War (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), chapter 8, pp. 167-94.

Steven Fielding, Peter Thompson, and Nick Tiratsoo, England Arise!: The Labour Party and Popular Politics in 1940s Britain (New York: St. Martin’s Press / Manchester University Press, 1995), chapters 1, 2 and 3.

The Making of the Modern State

C. D. Clark, English Society, 1660-1832: Religion, Ideology, and Politics during the Ancien Regime (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

H. Plumb, The Growth of Political Stability in England: 1675-1725 (London: Macmillan, 1967), pp. 1-31, 129-189.

Lewis Namier, The Structure of Politics at the Accession of George III (New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1957), pp. ix-xi, 1-64.

Lewis Namier, England in the Age of the American Revolution (London: Macmillan and Co., 1930), pp. 3-31.

John Brewer, The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1688-1783 (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989), pp. 25-131 (chapters 2, 3 and 4)

Philip Harling and Peter Mandler, “From “Fiscal-Military” State to Laissez-Faire State, 1760-1850,” The Journal of British Studies, vol. 32, no. 1 (Jan., 1993): 44-70.

P. Thompson, Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black Act (New York: Pantheon Books, 1975), pp. 21-24, 190-218, 245-269.

Robert Travers, “Ideology and British Expansion in Bengal, 1757-72,” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History vol. 33, no. 1 (January 2005): 7-27.

Eric Stokes, The English Utilitarians and India (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1959), pp. 1-81.

Introduction to Joanna Innes and Arthur Burns eds., Rethinking the Age of Reform: Britain 1780-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 1-70.

Oliver MacDonagh, “The Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Government: A Reappraisal,” The Historical Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (1958): 52-67.

Roy MacLeod, ed., Government and Expertise: Specialists, Administrators, and Professionals, 1860-1919 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), introduction, pp. 1-24.

Tom Crook, “Sanitary Inspection and the Public Sphere in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain: A Case Study in Liberal Governance,” Social History, vol. 32 no. 4 (Nov. 2007): 369-393.

Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900 (Longman, 2005)

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Knopf, 1995)

Douglas Hay et al., Albion’s Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England (Random House, 1976)

Jennifer Davis, ‘A Poor Man’s System of Justice: the London Police Courts in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century’ The Historical Journal, 27 (1984): 309-335.

Susan Pedersen, “Gender, Welfare, and Citizenship in Britain during the Great War,” The American Historical Review, vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct., 1990): 983-1006.

David Edgerton, Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 1-107.

James E Cronin, The Politics of State Expansion: War, State, and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain (New York: Routledge, 1991), pp. 1-15.

Working Class Culture, Socialism, and Social Movements

E. P. Thompson, “Eighteenth-Century English Society: Class Struggle without Class?” Social History, vol. 3, no. 2 (May, 1978), pp. 133-165.

E. P. Thompson, Customs in Common (New York: New Press; W.W. Norton, 1991) see especially “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd” and “Time, Work-Discipline and Industrial Capitalism.”

E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968)

Anna Clark, The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995)

Sonya O. Rose, Limited Livelihoods: Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century England (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992)

Ellen Ross, Love and Toil: Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)

Gareth Stedman Jones, Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History: 1832-1982 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

Gareth Stedman Jones, Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971)

Barbara Taylor, Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Pantheon Books, 1983)

Ross McKibbin, The Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain, 1880-1950 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 259-94.

Joan Wallach Scott, “On Language, Gender and Working Class History.” International Labor and Working Class History 31 (Spring 1987): 1-13.
see Reply in International Labor and Working Class History 32 (Fall 1987): 39-45.

William H. Sewell, Work and Revolution in France: The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980)

Albert S. Lindemann, History of European Socialism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983)

Middle-Class Society and Culture 

Leonore Davidoff, and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780-1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1987)

F. M. L. Thompson, The Rise of Respectable Society: A Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900 (London: Fontana, 1988)

John Tosh,  A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)

Catherine Hall, White, Male, and Middle-Class: Explorations in Feminism and History (New York: Routledge, 1992)

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, an Introduction, vol. I (New York: Pantheon Books, 1978)

John Gillis, A World of Their Own Making: Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values (New York: Basic Books, 1996)

Dror Wahrman, Imagining the Middle Class: The Political Representation of Class in Britain, c. 1780-1840 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995)

Walter E. Houghton, The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957)

Ross McKibbin, Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain, 1880-1950 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1990)

David Cannadine, Aspects of Aristocracy:  Grandeur and Decline in Modern Britain (1994)

Carl E. Schorske, Fin-de-siècle Vienna : Politics and Culture (New York: Knopf, 1979 )

Stephen Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983)

Judith R. Walkowitz, City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Judith R. Walkowitz, Prostitution in Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980)

Leonore Davidoff, “Class and Gender in Victorian England: The Diaries of Arthur J. Munby and Hannah Cullwick.” Feminist Studies 5 (1) (1979): 87-141.

Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988)

Bonnie G. Smith, Ladies of the Leisure Class: the Bourgeoise of Northern France in the Nineteenth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981)

British Empire (see also the Empire / world history bibliography)

Janet Abu-Lughod, Before European Hegemony: the World System A.D. 1250-1350 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989)

Michael Adas, ed., Islamic and European Expansion: The Forging of a Global Order (Philadelphia: Temple University Press,1993)

Michael Adas, Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance (Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1989)

David Armitage, The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

David Armitage and Michael Braddick, eds., The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800 (Palgrave Macmillian, 2002)

Winifried Baumgart, Imperialism: The Idea and the Reality of British and French Colonial Expansion: 1880-1914 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1982)

C. A. Bayly, Imperial Meridian: the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (Pearson, 1989)

A. Bayly, “The Second British Empire” in Robin W. Winks, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. V, Historiography (Oxford Univ. Press, 1998), pp 54-73.

Patrick Brantlinger, Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism,1830-1914 (Cornell Univ. Press, 1990)

Christopher Brown, Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006)

Antoinette Burton, Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women and Imperial Culture 1865-1915 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1994)

Antoinette M. Burton, Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader (New York, Palgrave, 2001)

Peter Cain and Tony Hopkins, British Imperialism 1688-2000 (New York, Longman Publishing, 2002)

Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and  Resistance (Indiana Univ. Press, 1992)

Bernard Cohen, Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton University Press, 1996)

Linda Colley, Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850 (Anchor, 2004)

Annie E. Coombes, Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England (Yale Univ.Press, 1997)

Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler, eds., Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (University of California Press, 1997)

Philip Curtin, The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990)

John Darwin, “Decolonization and the End of Empire,” in Robin W. Winks, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. V, Historiography (Oxford Univ. Press, 1998), pp 315-326.

Niall Ferguson, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (New York: Basic Books, 2003)

John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson. “The Imperialism of Free Trade,” The Economic History Review 6 (1953): 1-15.

John Gallagher, Anil Seal, ed., The Decline, Revival and Fall of the British Empire: The Ford Lectures and Other Essays (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004)

Catherine Hall, Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (University of Chicago Press, 2002)

Catherine Hall, ed., Cultures of Empire: Colonizers in Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Routledge, 2000)

Freda Harcourt, “Disraeli’s Imperialism” The Historical Journal 23 (1980): 87-109

David Harkness, “Ireland” in Robin W. Winks, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. V, Historiography (Oxford Univ. Press, 1998), pp 114-133.

Daniel Headrick, The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1981)

Gad Heuman, “Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition,” in Robin W. Winks, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. V, Historiography (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp 315-326.

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987)

G. Hopkins, “The Victorians in Africa” Journal of African History 27 (1986): 363-391.

Maya Jasanoff, Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 (New York: Knopf, 2005)

Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Beacon Press, 2000)

Trevor Lloyd, The British Empire 1558-1995 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1997)

Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995)

John M. Mackenzie, Propaganda and Empire: The Manipulation of BritishPublic Opinion, 1880-1960 (Palgrave Macmillian, 1984)

J. Marshal, “The English in Asia to 1700,” in Nicholas Canny, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. 1, The Origins of Empire, (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Thomas R. Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj. The new Cambridge history of India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Wolfgang J. Mommsen, Theories of Imperialism (New York: Random House, 1980)

Patrick O’Brien, “European Economic Development: The Contribution of the Periphery,” Economic History Review 100 (1982): 773-800.

George Orwell, Burmese Days (New York, Harcourt, 1974)

Bernard Porter, The Lion’s Share: A Short History of British Imperialism,1850-1995 (Addis, 1996)

Bernard Porter, The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain (Oxford University Press, 2004)

David Richardson, “The British Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1660-1807,” in J. P. Marshall, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, vo1. II, The Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp 440-464.

Ronald Robinson and John Gallagher, Africa and the Victorians (Doubleday, 2000)

Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Pantheon Books, 1978)

Mrinalini Sinha, Colonial Masculinity: The ‘manly Englishman’ and The’ Effeminate Bengali’ in the Late Nineteenth Century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995)

Barbara Solow, “Caribbean Slavery and British Growth: The Eric Williams Hypothesis,” Journal of Development Economics 17 (1985): 99-115.

Barbara Solow and Stanley Engerman, British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge University Press, 1987)

Margaret Strobel, European Women and the Second Empire (Indiana Univ. Press, 1991)

Stuart Ward, ed., British Culture and the End of Empire (New York, Manchester University Press, 2002)

Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1984)

Eric Wolf, Europe and the Peoples Without History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982)

Gender and Sexuality

Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1991)

John Tosh, Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays on Gender, Family and Empire (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2004)

Thomas Laqueur, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1992)

Seth Koven, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London (Princeton University Press, 2006)

Anna Clark, Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (Princeton University Press, 2005)

Philippa Levine, Victorian Feminism, 1850-1900 (University of Florida Press, 1989)

J. Barker-Benfield, The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Michael Mason, The Making of Victorian Sexuality (Oxford University Press, 1995)

Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (Basic Books, 2000)

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (New York: Norton, 1988)

Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman (W. W. Norton and Co., 1995)

Erika Rappaport, “A Husband and His Wife’s Dresses,” in The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective, Victoria de Grazia, ed. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996)

Susie Steinbach, Women in England 1760-1914: A Social History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

Michel Foucault, A History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Vol. 1 (Knopf Publishing Group, 1990)

Susan J. Hekman, ed., Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996)

Matt Houlbrook, Harry Cocks, eds., Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Joan Scott, ‘Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis,’ American Historical Review, 91 5(1986): 1053-1075

Joan Scott, ‘History in Crisis: The Others’ Side of the Story’ American Historical Review, 94 (June 1989): 680-692

Joan Scott, “The Evidence of Experience,” Critical Inquiry, 17 (Summer 1991): 773-97

Anna Clark, “Anne Lister’s Construction of Lesbian Identity,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, 7 (1996): 23-50.

H. G. Cocks, “Safeguarding Civility: Sodomy, Class and Moral Reform in Early Nineteenth-Century England,” Past and Present 190 (2006): 121-146.

Angus McLauren, Sexual Blackmail: A Modern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002)

Harry Oosterhuis, Stepchildren of Nature: Krafft-Ebing, Psychiatry, and the Making of Sexual Identity (Chicago: Univ.of Chicago Press, 2000)

Walkowitz, Judith. Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London, Yale University Press, 2012.

British Military History

Jeremy Black, Britain as a Military Power (London: Routledge, 1999)

Jeremy Black, “The Sound of Guns: Military History Today,” in Jeremy Black, Rethinking Military History (New York: Routledge, 2004)

Lawrence Stone, ed, An Imperialist State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815 (London: Routledge, 1994)
Lawrence Stone – Introduction
Thomas Ertman “The Sinews of Power and European State-Building Theory”
John Brewer “The Eighteenth-Century British State: Contexts and Issues
A Wrigley “Society and the Economy in the Eighteenth Century”
Joanna Innes “The Domestic Face of the Military-Fiscal State”
Kathleen Wilson “Empire of Virtue: The Imperial Project and Hanoverian Culture”
Linda Colley “The Reach of the State, the Appeal of the Nation”
Daniel A. Baugh “Maritime Strength and Atlantic Commerce: Uses of ‘a grand marine Empire’”
A. Bayly “The British Military-Fiscal State and Indigenous Resistance”

Daniel Headrick, The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1981)

V. Bowen, War and British Society, 1688-1815 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

C. B. Rogers, The British Army of the Eighteenth Century (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1977)

Edward Spiers, The Army and Society, 1815-1914 (New York: Longman, 1980)

Hew Strachan, Wellington’s Legacy: The Reform of the British Army, 1830-54 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984

E. Cookson, The British Armed Nation: 1793-1815 (Oxford: Claredon Press, 1997)

James Scott Wheeler, The Making of a World Power: War and the Military Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England (Stroud: Sutton, 1999)

Lenman, Bruce. Britain’s Colonial Wars, 1688-1783 (London: Longman, 2001)

Stephen Conway, War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

Geoffrey Plank, Rebellion and Savagery: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the British Empire (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)

Roger Buckley, The British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age (Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 1998)

Greg Cuthbertson, ed., Writing a Wider War: Rethinking Gender, Race and Identity in the South African War, 1899-1902 (Ohio Univ. Press, 2002)

John MacKensie, ed., Popular Imperialism and the Military, 1850-1950 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991)

Hew Strachan, The Politics of the British Army (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

John Brewer, The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1685-1783 (London: Unwin Hyam, 1989)

Geoffrey Parker, The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Keegan, John. The Face of Battle (New York: Viking Press, 1976)

Marc Bloch, Strange Defeat; A Statement of Evidence Written in 1940 (London: Oxford University Press, 1949)

Total War / The World War

D. Harvey, Collision of Empires: Britain in the Three World Wars, 1793-1945 (London: The Hambledon Press, 1992)

Lawrence Freedman, Paul Hayes and Robert O’Neill, eds. War, Strategy, and International Politics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)

John R. Gillis, ed., The Militarization of the Western World (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989)

James Joll, The Origins of the First World War. Origins of modern wars (London: Longman, 1984)

Niall Ferguson, The Pity of War (New York: Basic Books, 1999)

Arthur Marwick, The Deluge: British Society and the First World War (Boston: Little, Brown, 1966)

Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford Univ. Press, 2000)

Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)

Joanna Bourke, Dismembering the Male: Men’s Bodies, Britain and the Great War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)

M. H. Bell, The Origins of the Second World War in Europe. Origins of modern wars (London: Longman, 1986)

Akira Iriye, The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. Origins of modern wars (London: Longman, 1987)

Angus Calder, The People’s War; Britain, 1939-1945 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1969)

Stephen Brooke, Labour’s War: The Labour Party During the Second World War (Clarendon Press, 1992)

Susan Kingsley Kent, Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993)

Margaret Randolph Higgonet, et al., eds. Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987)

Gail Braybonl and Penny Summerfield, Out of the Cage: Women’s Experiences in Two World Wars (New York: Pandora Press, 1987)

George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (Harcourt, 1958)

Robert Graves and Alan Hodge, The Long Weekend: A Social History of Great Britain 1918-1939 (W. W. Norton & Co., 1963)

Charles S. Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade After World War I (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975)

Britain Post-45

Kenneth O. Morgan, The People’s Peace: British History Since 1945 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999)

Peter Clarke, Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-1990 (Penguin, 1997)

Arthur Marwick, British Society Since 1945, 3rd ed. (Penguin, 2003)

Becky Conekin, Frank Mort, Chris Waters, eds., Moments of Modernity: Reconstructing Britain, 1945-1964 (New York Univ. Press, 1999)

Nick Tiratsoo, ed., From Blitz to Blair: A New History of Britain Since 1939 (Weidenfeld and Lewis, 1997)

Alan Sked and Chris Cook, Post-War Britain: A Political History (Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1984)

Anthony Seldon and Peter Hennessy, eds., Ruling Performance: British Governments from Attlee to Thatcher (Blackwell, 1989)

Jeremy Black, Britain Since the Seventies: Politics and Society in the Consumer Age Contemporary worlds (London: Reaktion, 2004)

Kenneth O. Morgan, Labour in Power, 1945-1951 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1997)

Jim Fyrth, Labour’s Promised Land?: Culture and Society in Labour Britain1945-51 (Paul & Co. Pub. Consortium, 1995)

Peter Jenkins, Mrs. Thatcher’s Revolution: The Ending of the Socialist Era (Harvard Univ. Press, 1989)

David Reynolds, Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century (Longman, 2000)

Paul Gilroy, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991)

Kathleen Paul, Whitewashing Britain: Race and Citizenship in the Postwar Era (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1997)

David Cannadine, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (Anchor Books, 1992)

Eric Hobsbaum, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1994)

Sean Greenwood, Britain and European Cooperation, Since 1945 (Blackwell,1992)

Alan S. Milward, The European Rescue of the Nation-State (London: Routledge, 2000)

Donald Reid, “1968 and All That,” Radical History Review 45 (1989): 144-156.

Seventeenth Century  England

Susan Dwyer Amussen, An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1988)

Todd Butler, Imagination and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England (Aldershot, England, Ashgate, 2008)

David Cressy, Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1980)

Kenneth Fincham, The Early Stuart Church: 1603-1642 (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1993)

Anthony Fletcher, The Outbreak of the English Civil War (London: E. Arnold, 1981)

Laura Gowing, Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London (Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Richard Greaves, John Bunyan and English Nonconformity (Hambledon & London, 2003)

Cynthia B. Herrup, The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge studies in early modern British history (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)

Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down:  Radical Ideas in the English Revolution (Penguin, 1972)

Ann Hughes, The Causes of the English Civil War (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1998)

Ronald Hutton, The British Republic, 1649-1660 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000)

Karen Ordahl Kupperman, The Jamestown Project (Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007)

Jennifer Kermode and Garthine Walker, Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1994)

Laurence, Anne. Women in England, 1500-1760: A Social History (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994)

Marjorie Keniston McIntosh, Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370-1600. Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Paul S. Seaver, Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1985)

A. Sharpe, Early Modern England: A Social History, 1550-1760 (Arnold Publishers, 1997)

Paul Slack, Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England. Themes in British social history (London: Longman, 1988)

Lawrence Stone, The Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 (London: Routledge and K. Paul, 1972)

Nicholas Tyacke, Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism, C. 1590-1640 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987)

David Underdown, Revel, Riot, and Rebellion: Popular Politics and Culture in England, 1603-1660 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985)

David Underdown, A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Irish History

James Camlin Beckett, The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923 (Faberand Faber Ltd., 1981)

Paul Bew, Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism, 1912-1916 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1998)

George Boyce, Nineteenth-century Ireland: the Search for Stability (Gill and Macmillian, 1990)

Samuel Clark and James S. Donnelly Jr., Irish Peasants: Violence andPolitical Unrest, 1780-1914 (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2003)

Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1860 (Oxford University Press, 2001)

Joan Coakley and Michael Gallagher, Politics in the Republic of Ireland (Routledge, 1999)

J. Connolly, Religion, Law and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland,1660-1760 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1995)

Thomas Hennessey, A History of Northern Ireland (St. Martin’s Press, 2000)

Theodore Hoppen, Elections, Politics, and Society in Ireland, 1832-1885 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1984)

Joseph J. Lee, Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990)

Colm Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest (St.Martin’s Press, 1995)

Charles Philphin and Lyndal Roper, eds., Nationalism and Popular Protest in Ireland (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987)

Martin Williams, “Ancient Mythology and Revolutionary Ideology in Ireland,” The Historical  Journal 26 (1983): 307-328.

Cecil Woodham-Smith, The Great Hunger: Ireland, 1845-1849 (Penguin Books,1995)


Use the comment space below to suggest additions to this reading list. Periodically, those suggestions will be discussed by subject area specialists, and the list will be updated. Ideally, though, readers will take a section of this bibliography, refine and expand it to fit their specific research or teaching interests, and then submit it back to Projects in History with a brief explanation of the rationale behind their choices and changes. All authors of new lists will have the option of attaching a brief biography and contact information (see example on the About page) to their list. The initial version of the list presented on this page was complied by Charles Upchurch.

Gender History Bibliography

Alonso, Ana Maria. Thread of Blood: Colonialism, Revolution, and Gender on Mexico’s Northern Frontier, University of Arizona Press, 1995.

Amadium, Ifi. Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society, Zed. 1987.

Bailey, Beth. Sex in the Heartland, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Bernstein, Gail, ed. Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945, Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1991.

Block, Sharon. Rape and Sexual Power in Early America, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Bourke, Joanna. Dismembering the Male: Men’s Bodies, Britain and the Great War, University of ChicagoPress, 1996.

Brown, Kathleen. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race and Power in Colonial Virginia, University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Bederman, Gail. Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917, University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Besse, Susan K. Restructuring Patriarchy: The Modernization of Gender Inequality in Brazil, 1914-1940, University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe, University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Burton, Antonette, ed. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernity, Routledge, 2000.

Butler, Judith. Undoing Gender. New York: Routledge, 2004.

The Question of Gender: Joan W. Scott’s Critical Feminism, Judith Butler and Elizabeth Weed, eds., Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.

Camp, Stephanie M.H.. Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Carey, Jane. “The Racial Imperatives of Sex: birth control and eugenics in Britain, the United States and Australia in the interwar years,” Women’s History Review, 21 5(November 2012): 733–52.

“Men about town: Representations of foppery and masculinity in early eighteenth-century urban society,” Philip Carter, in Gender in Eighteenth-Century England Roles, Representations and Responsibilities, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus, eds., London: Addison Wesley Longman, 1997.

Clark, Anna, “Anne Lister’s Construction of Lesbian Identity,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, 7 (1996): 23-50.

Clark, Anna. Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution, Princeton University Press, 2005.

Cleves, Rachel Hope, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Clinton, Catherine, and Michele Gillespie, eds. The Devil’s Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Cook, Matt. Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Dabhoiwala, Faramerz. The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Deslandes, Paul. Oxbridge Men: British Masculinity and the Undergraduate Experience, 1850-1920, Indiana University Press, 2015.

Earle, Rebecca. “Rape and the Anxious Republic: Revolutionary Colombia, 1810-1830,” in Dore, Elizabeth and Maxine Molyneux, eds. Hidden History of Gender and the State in Latin America, Duke University Press, 2000.

Earner-Byrne, Lindsey. “The Rape of Mary M.: A Microhistory of Sexual Violence and Moral Redemption in 1920s Ireland,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 24 1(January 2015): 75-98.

Edwards, Laura. Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction, Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Engelstein, Laura. The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-de-Siecle Russia, Cornell University Press, 1992.

Fischer, Kirsten. Suspect Relations: Sex, Race and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina, Cornell University Press, 2002.

Foster, Thomas. Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014.

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison, New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

Foucault, Michel. A History of Sexuality: An Introduction, vol. 1, Knopf Publishing Group, 1990.

Foucault, Michel, “The Subject and Power,” Critical Inquiry 8 4(Summer, 1982): 777-95.

Freedman, Alisa; Miller, Laura; and Yano, Christine.  Modern Girls on the Go:  Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2013.

Freedman, Estelle B.. Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Freud, Sigmund. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Basic Books, 2000.

Fruhstuck, Sabine. Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in
the Japanese Amry. Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2007.

Fruhstuck, Sabine, and Anne Walthall, eds. Recreating Japanese Men.
Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2011.

Ghoussoub, Mai and Emma Sinclair-Webb, eds. Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East, Palgrave/Saki, 2000.

Gilmore, Glenda. Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Gleadle, Kathryn. “Revisiting Family Fortunes: reflections on the twentieth anniversary of the publication of L. Davidoff & C. Hall (1987) Family Fortunes: men and women of the English middle class, 1780–1850,” Women’s History Review, 16 5(2007): 773-82.

Glymph, Thavolia. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Godbeer, Richard. Sexual Revolution in Early America. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Gordon, Andrew.  Fabricating Consumers:  The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2012.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy, University Press of Virginia, 1997.

Gowing, Laura. Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Guttman, Matthew C. The Meaning of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City, The University of California Press, 1996.

Guttierez, Ramon A. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846, Stanford University Press, 1991.

Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd. Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching Rev. ed., New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Hunter, Tera W..  To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Karen Harvey, The History of Masculinity, circa 1650–1800,” Journal of British Studies, 44 2(April 2005): 296-311.

Karen Harvey and Alexandra Shepard, “What Have Historians Done with Masculinity? Reflections on Five Centuries of British History, circa 1500 to 1950,” Journal of British Studies, 44 (2005): 274-80.

Hekman, Susan J., ed., Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Herzog, Dagmar. “Pleasure, Sex, and Politics Belong Together,” Critical Inquiry (Winter 1998).

Hodgson, Dorothy and Sheryl McCurdy, eds. “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender, Heinemann, 2001.

Hoganson, Kristin L.. Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American War, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Houlbrook, Matt, and Harry Cocks, eds., Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Hull, Isabel. Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815, Cornell University Press, 1996.

Hunt, Nancy Rose, et al. Gendered Colonialisms in African History, Blackwell, 1997.

Hurtado, Albert. Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Early California, University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

Jerome, Roy, ed. Conceptions of postwar German masculinity, State University of New York Press, 2001.

Kaplan, Temma. “Naked Mothers and Maternal Sexuality: Some Reactions to the Aba Women’s War,” in Jetter, Alexis, Annelise Orleck, and Diana Taylor, eds. The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right, University Press of New England, 1997.

Kent, Susan. Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Postwar Britain, Princeton University Press, 1994.

Kimmel, Michael. Manhood in America: A Cultural History 3rd ed, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Koven, Seth. Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London, Princeton University Press, 2006.

Lancaster, Roger. Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua, University of California Press, 1992.

Laqueur, Thomas. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud, Harvard University Press, 1992.

Levitan, Kathrin. “Redundancy, the ‘Surplus Woman’ Problem, and the British Census, 1851–1861,” Women’s History Review, 17 3(July 2008): 359–76.

Leys, Ruth. “The Turn to Affect: A Critique,” Critical Inquiry, 37 3 (Spring 2011): 434-472.

Lewis, Earl and Heidi Ardizzone. “A Modern Cinderella: Race, Sexuality, and Social Class in the Rhinelander Case,” International Labor and Working Class History 51(Spring 1997).

Liang, Ellen Johnston.  Selling Happiness:  Calendar Posters and Visual Culture in Early Twentieth Century Shanghai.  Honolulu:  University of Hawaii Press, 2004.

Lyons, Clare. Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2006.

McCall, Leslie. “The Complexity of Intersectionality,” Signs 30 3(Spring 2005): 1771-1800.

McCurry, Stephanie. Confederate Reckoning: Politics and Power in the Civil War South, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

McDonald, Lynn. “Florence Nightingale a Hundred Years on: who she was and what she was not,” Women’s History Review, 19 5(Nov 2010): 721-40.

Meyerowitz, Joanne. ed. Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Post-War America, Temple University Press, 1994.

Miller, Laura and Jan Bardsley, ed. Bad Girls of Japan. New York:
Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.

Moore, Henrietta and Megan Vaughan. Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition and Agricultural Change in Northern Province, Zambia 1890-1990, Heinemann, 1994.

Morgan, Jennifer L., Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Chapel Hill: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).

Mort, Frank. Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society, Yale University Press, 2010.

Mumford, Kevin J. Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century,  New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Musallam, B. F. Sex and Society in Islam, Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Najmabadi, Afsaneh. “Beyond the Americas: Are Gender and Sexuality Useful Categories of Analysis?” Journal of Women’s History, 18 1(Spring 2006): 11-21

Nye, Robert. Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France. Oxford University Press, 1993.

Nye, Robert. “Western Masculinities in War and Peace,” American Historical Review, 112 (April, 2007): 417-38.

Peirce, Leslie. “Seniority, Sexuality and Social Order: The Vocabulary of Gender in Early Modern Ottoman Society,” in Zilfi, Madeline C., ed. Women in the Ottoman Empire, Brill, 1997.

Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, Vintage Books, 1997.

Roberts, Mary Louise. Civilization without Sexes: Reconstructing gender in postwar France, 1917-1927, University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Roberts, Mary Louise. What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, University Of Chicago Press, 2014.

Rose, Sonya. What Is Gender History? Polity, 2010.

Rosen, Hannah. Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Rotundo, E. Anthony. American Masculinity: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era, New York: Basic, 1994.

Scott, Joan. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” American Historical Review, 91 5(1986): 1053-75.

Scott, Joan Wallach. The Fantasy of Feminist History. Duke University Press, 2012.

Silverberg, Miriam. Erotic, Grotesque, Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Silverblatt, Irene. Sun, Moon, and Witches: Gender Ideologies in Inca and Colonial Peru, Princeton University Press, 1987.

Sinha, Mrinalini. Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

Sland, Bugitte. Becoming Modern: Young Women and the Reconstruction of Womanhood in the 1920s, Princeton University Press, 2000.

Smith, Lois M. and Alfred Padula. Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Snyder, R. Claire, “What Is Third‐Wave Feminism? A New Directions Essay,” Signs, 34 1(Autumn 2008): 175-96.

Somerville, Diane M. “Rape, Race, and Castration in Slave Law in the Colonial and Early South,” in Clinton, Catherine and Michel Gillespie, eds. The Devil’s Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Stanley, Amy Dru. From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Stern, Steve J. The Secret History of Gender: Women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico, University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Stoler, Ann L. “Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in Twentieth-Century Colonial Empires,” American Ethnologist
16 (1992).

Stryker, Susan. “Transgender History, Homonormativity, and Disciplinarity,” Radical History Review, 100 (Winter 2008): 145-57.

Tatar, Maria. Lustmord: Sexual murder in Weimar Germany, Princeton University Press, 1995.

Tosh, John. A Man’s Place Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England, New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2007.

Tosh, John. “Masculinities in an Industrializing Society: Britain, 1800–1914,” Journal of British Studies, 44 2(April 2005): 330-42.

Uberoi, Patricia, ed. Social Reform, Sexuality and the State, Sage, 1996.

Walkowitz, Judith. City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late Victorian London, University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Walkowitz, Judith. Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London, Yale University Press, 2012.

Wanhalla, Angela. “To ‘Better the Breed of Men’: women and eugenics in New Zealand, 1900–1935,” Women’s History Review, 16 2(Apr 2007): 163-82.

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram, Honor and Violence in the Old South, New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.


Use the comment space below to suggest additions to this reading list. Periodically, those suggestions will be debated by the gender history working group at Florida State University, and the list will be updated. Ideally, though, readers will take a bibliography, refine and remake it to their specific research or teaching interests, and then submit it back to Projects in History, with a brief explanation of the rationale behind their choices and changes. All authors of new lists will have the option of attaching a brief biography and contact information to their reading list (see example on the “About” page). The initial version of the list presented on this page was complied by Charles Upchurch, with significant additions by Katherine Mooney, Laurie Wood, and Annika Culver, and is indebted to work done by the Women’s and Gender History Program at Rutgers University.


Historic Preservation, of a Sort: My Previous Website

Rather than delete my previous website as I shift to WordPress (and to a new conception of what an academic’s website should be), I’ve decided to keep it intact. For the time being it still has useful information that has not yet been superseded by this new website. Increasingly, though, it will serve as an online exhibition what an academic thought a website should be in the mid 2000s, when it received its last major renovation.