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.


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.


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 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 or find him on Twitter @cbcrenshaw.