British Theatre / Theatre and Empire Bibliography

General Texts on British Theatre, Society, and Culture

Anae, Nicole. “”Poses Plastiques”: The Art and Style of ‘Statuary’ in Victorian Visual Theatre.” Australasian Drama Studies (2008): 112-20.

Baer, Marc. Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1992.

Bailey, Peter. Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Berry, John M., and Frances Panchok. “Church and Theatre.” U.S. Catholic Historian 6.2/3 (1987): 151-79.

Booth, Michael R. Theatre in the Victorian Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1991.

Burton, Elizabeth. The Pageant of Early Victorian England, 1837-1861. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1972.

Choudhury, Mita. Interculturalism and Resistance in the London Theater, 1660–1800: Identity, Performance, Empire. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell Univ. Press, 2000.

Colclough, Dyan. Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry: 1875-1914. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Davis, Jim, and Victor Emeljanow. Reflecting the Audience: London Theatregoing, 1840-1880. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 2001.

Foulkes, Richard. Church and Stage in Victorian England. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Gubar, Marah. “Who Watched the Children’s Pinafore? Age Transvestism on the Nineteenth-Century Stage.” Victorian Studies 54.3 (2012): 410-26.

Guest, Kristen. “The Subject of Money: Late-Victorian Melodrama’s Crisis of Masculinity.” Victorian Studies 49.4 (2007): 635-57.

Harrop, Josephine. Victorian Portable Theatres. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1989.

Hudston, Sara. 2000. Victorian Theatricals. London: Methuen Drama, 2000.

Kaplan, Joel H., and Sheila Stowell. Theatre and Fashion: Oscar Wilde to the Suffragettes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

O’Quinn, Daniel. Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770–1800. Baltimore: John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2005.

Roach, Joseph. Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1996

Russell, Gillian. The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics and Society, 1793–1815. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Smith, Shannon R. “Staging Sport: Dion Boucicault, the Victorian Spectacular Theatre, and the Manly Ideal.” Critical Survey 24.1 (2012): 57-73.

Varty, Anne. Children and Theatre in Victorian Britain: ‘all Work, No Play’ Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Wanko, Cheryl. Roles of Authority: Thespian Biography and Celebrity in Eighteenth-century Britain. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2003.

Wilson, Kathleen “Introduction: Three Theses on Performance and History,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 48. 4 (2015): 375-90.

Worrall, David. Celebrity, Performance, Reception: British Georgian Theatre as Social Assemblage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Ziter, Edward. The Orient on the Victorian Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.


Theatre and the Empire

Becker, Tobias. “Entertaining The Empire: Theatrical Touring Companies and Amateur Dramatics in Colonial India.” Hist. J. The Historical Journal 57.03 (2014): 699-725.

Bhatia, Nandi. Acts of Authority, Acts of Resistance: Theater and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, 2004.

Booth, Michael. “Touring the Empire.” Essays in Theatre 6.1 (1987): 49-60.

Bratton, J.S.,, eds. Acts of Supremacy: The British Empire and the Stage, 1790-1930. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.

Chatterjee, Sudiptoo. “Mise-en-(colonial-) Scene: The Theatre of the Bengal Renaissance.” Imperialism and Theatre: Essays on World Theatre, Drama, and Performance. Ed. J. Ellen Gainor. Routledge, 2003. 19-36.

Diamond, Michael. “”Finest Printing on the Road”: The Importance of Poster Advertising for Touring Theatre Companies around the Turn of the Century.” Theatre Notebook 66.1 (2012): 26-47.

Foulkes, Richard. Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Gibbs, Jenna M. Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theatre, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. 2014.

Gould, Marty. Nineteenth Century Theatre and the Imperial Encounter. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Hancher, Michael. “College English in India: The First Textbook.” Victorian Literature and Culture 42.3 (2014): 553-72.

Hill, Errol. The Jamaican Stage: 1655-1900: Profile of a Colonial Theatre. Amherst (Mass): U of Massachusetts, 1992.

Jordan, Robert. The Convict Theatres of Early Australia, 1788–1840. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency House, 2002.

Kaori, Kobayashi. “‘The Actors Are Come Hither’: Shakespeare Productions by Travelling Companies in Asia.” New Theatre Quarterly 32.01 (2016): 49-60.

Marshall, Tristan. Theatre and Empire: Great Britain on the London Stages under James VI and I. Manchester, UK: Manchester UP, 2000.

Mukherjee, Sushil Kumar. The Story of the Calcutta Theatres: 1753-1980. Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1982.

Orr, Bridget. Empire on the English Stage: 1660-1714. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Orr, Bridget. Empire on the English Stage: 1660-1714. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Singh, Lata. Play-house of Power: Theatre in Colonial India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Viswanathan, Gauri. Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Watson, Tim. “Working the Edges of the Nineteenth-Century British Empire.” Literature Compass 13.5 (2016): 288-99.

This list was compiled by Taylor Tobias, a graduate student at Florida State University, who is writing a dissertation on theatre and performance in the British Empire in the nineteenth century. For questions about this list or other aspects of Taylor’s research, email 


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 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 Graduate Courses:
Fall 2019 – McClive: Questions of Scale: Microhistories to Global Histories
Spring 2019 – McClive: Medicine and Science, 1500-1800
Spring 2019 – Culver: War and Home Fronts in East Asia
Fall 2018 – Upchurch: Colloquium on Gender, Sexuality, & Theory
Fall 2018 – Jones: AMH5xxx Women /Children in CRM
Spring 2018 – Mooney: US Gender History

Fall 2019 – Questions of Scale: From Microhistories to Global Histories
Prof. Cathy McClive
This class will count for the fields of gender, STEM, early modern Europe and global history.

Spring 2019 – War and Home Fronts in East Asia HIS 69XX
Prof. Annika Culver
By investigating imperial Japan and its colonized periphery (Korea, Manchuria, and later, portions of China) as a lens to view complex issues of home front-battlefield interactions, gender, and postwar reconstruction, this graduate-level course examines how individuals experienced life under wartime conditions and then dealt with its aftermath following either buoying victory (Sino-Japanese, 1894-1895 and Russo-Japanese Wars, 1904-1905) or defeat (Asia-Pacific War, 1937-1945).  In its phase of imperial expansion, Japan occupied numerous surrounding territories, but after losing World War II, experienced Allied Occupation (1945-1952).  Contemporary Japan currently exists as thriving democracy and peaceful international actor, but a wartime legacy of an expansionist, militarist past continues to haunt relations with its continental neighbors. This course examines how the Japanese themselves experienced war and viewed their society. This class will count for the fields of gender and War and Society.

Spring 2019 – Medicine and Science, 1500-1800
Prof. Cathy McClive
This class will count for the fields of gender, STEM, early modern Europe and Atlantic World.

Fall 2018 – Colloquium: Gender, Sexuality, and Theory 
Prof. Charles Upchurch
This class will count for the fields of gender and sexuality, modern European history, and Atlantic world. While gender history is a component of most courses I teach, I offer a course primarily focused on gender history (such as this one) only once every two years.   

Spring 2018 – U.S. Gender History Seminar
Prof. Katherine Mooney
This course allows students to dive into texts that have followed Joan Scott’s call to consider gender as a useful category of historical analysis. Each assigned book (some classics, some new) serves as a model of one way of engaging gender and an example of a particular body of work in the field. With these in mind, students should be prepared to stake out their own research projects; considerable time in class will be devoted to the writing process, from idea, to research, to drafting, to editing, to presentation. This class will count for the fields of gender history and US history (either half). This course is distinct from the colloquium in U.S. Gender History, taught in the Spring 2017 semester by Prof. Sinke.

Spring 2017 – Colloquium: U.S. Gender History
Prof. Suzanne Sinke
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).


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

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.