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Women and gender studies: War

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 

Women Soldier

Kit Cavanagh- also known as Christian Davies (1717)

 

Women and War

*Anderson, Karen. Wartime women: sex roles, family relations, and the status of women during World War 11 Wesport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press, 1981
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*Biddle, Margaret Schulze. The women of England,etc. [An account of women's organizations in wartime. with plates] Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1941
8417.b.28
 
*Brittain, Vera. Testament of youth, an autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925
20017.b.4
 
Cook, Bernard A. Women and war: a historical encyclopedia from antiquity to the present Santa Barbara, Calif.; Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2005. 2 Vols. v. 1. A-K v. 2. L-Z
HLR355.02
YC.2007.b.27
YC.200 7.b.28
 
*Cockburn, Cynthia. From where we stand: War, women's activism and feminist analysis. London: Zed, 2007
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*Durham, Helen and Tracey Gurd (eds.) Listening to the silences: women and war. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff; Biggleswade: Extenza Turpin [distributor], 2005
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*Drummond, John Dorman. Blue for a girl, the story of the W.R.N.S [with plates].London: W.H.Allen., 1960
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*Grayzel, Susan R. Women and the First World War. Harlow : Longman,2002
YC.2003.a.3752
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*Hartley, Jenny. Hearts undefeated: women's writing of the Second World War. London: Virago, 1994 (1995 printing)
YC.1995.a.2600h
 
*Higonnet, Margaret Randolph. Behind the lines: gender and the two world wars.New Haven; London: Yale University, 1987
YH.1987.b.576
 
*Honey, Maureen. Bitter fruit: African American women in World war 11. Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, 1999
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*Katin, Zema. "Clippie" The autobiography of a war time conductress. London: John Gifford, 1944
10861.a.9
 
*Landis.Carole. Four Jills in a jeep Washington: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, [s.d] 1 microfilm reel; 35mm.
Mic.K.2164
 
*Lesinska, Zofia P. Perspectives of four women writers on the Second World War: Gertrude Stein, Janet Flanner, Kay Boyle, and Rebecca West. New York : Peter Lang, 2002
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*MacLaren, Barbara, Hon. Mrs. Francis MacLaren. Women of the war.....with an introduction by the right Hon. H.H.Asquith. Hodder and Stoughton: London, 1917
9081.e.27
 
*Marlow, Joyce The Virago book of women and the Great War, 1914-18. London: Virago, 1998
YC.1998.b.6997
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*Sheldon, Sayre P. Her war story: twentieth-century women write about war. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999
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*Sheridan, Dorothy. Wartime women, a mass-observation anthology 1937-45 London: Phoenix Press, 2000
YC.2002.a.16011
 
Summerfield, Penny. Reconstructing women's wartime lives: discourse and subjectivity in oral histories of the Second World war Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998
HUS940.531
YC.1998.a.2608
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Townsend, Colin and Eileen Townsend (eds.) War wives: a second world war anthology. London: Grafton, 1989
HUS940.531610820922
YC.1989.b.2781
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*Tylee, Clare M. The Great War and women's consciousness: images of militarism and feminism in women's writings, 1914-64. Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1990
YC.1990.a.1818
 
*Waller, Jane. Women in wartime: the role of women's magazines 1939-1945. Jane Waller and Michael Vaughan-Rees. London: Macdonald Optima, 1987
YC.1988.b.299
 
*Waller, Marguerite R. Frontline feminisms: women, war, and resistance. New York; London : Garland, 2000
YC.2003.a.489
 
*What did you do in the war, Grandma? Somerset County Federation of Women's Institutes. Newbury : Countryside Books, 2005. World War, 1939-1945
YK.2006.a.16322
 
*Winchell, Meghan K. Good girls, good food, good fun: the story of USO hostesses during World War 11. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press; London: Eurospan [distributor], 2008.
YK 2009.a.31794
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*Women in Wartime, the role of women's magazines 1929-1945. Jane Waller & Michael Vaughan-Rees, London: Macdonald & Co. 1987
YC.1988.b.299
 
 
 

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