Women in War Bibliography


Bibliography provided by Reina Pennington rpennington@madriver.com via H-Minerva x-post 06 March 1997 [ ] indicates Pennington evaluations

***[Wide-ranging but not always accurate sources:]********

Blashfield, Jean F. _Hellraisers, Heroines, and Holy Women_(NY Superlative House, 1981)

Clayton, Ellen C. _Female Warriors: Memorials of Female Valour and Heroism: From the Mythological Ages to the Present Era_(1879)

Dever, John P. and Maria C. Dever _Women and the Military: Over 100 Notable Contributors, Historic to Contemporary_(Jefferson,NC: McFarland, 1995 [brief, but accurate])

Gribble, Francis _Women in War_ (NY: Dutton, 1917)

Newark, Tim _Women Warlords_(London: Blandford/Cassell Artillery House, 1989) [looks lightweight but generally accurate]

Salmonson, Jessica Amanda _The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors >From Antiquity to the Modern Era_(NY: Paragon House, 1991) [broad coverage but mixes fact & fiction]

Starling, Elizabeth _Noble Deeds of Women_(Boston: Philips, 1857)

***[Good sources on more limited topics]***

Fraser, Antonia _The Warrior Queens_(NY: Knopf, 1989)

Hacker, Barton C. "Women and Military Institutions in Early Modern Europe: A Reconnaissance." _Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society_ 6.4 (1981): 643-71.

Higonnet, Margaret Randolph, et al, Eds. _Behind The Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars_ (New Haven & London: Yale UP, 1987.)

McLaughlin, Megan "The Woman Warrior: Gender, Warfare, and Society in Medieval Europe." _Women's Studies_17. (1990) : 193-209.

*****[Good sources from a political theory/sociological perspective]****

Elshtain, Jean Bethke and Sheila Tobias, Eds. _Women, Militarism and War: Essays in History, Politics, and Social Theory_ (Rowman & Littlefield, 1990).

Enloe, Cynthia _Does Khaki Become You? The Militarization of Women's Lives_. (Boston: South End Press, 1983).

MacDonald, Sharon, Pat Holden, and Shirley Ardener. _Images of Women in Peace and War_. (London: Macmillan, 1987).

******[Focus mainly on contemporary issues and/or U.S.********

Addis, Elisabetta, Valeria E. Russo, and Lorena Sebesta, Eds. _Women Soldiers: Images and Realities_ (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1994).

Binkin, Martin and Shirley J. Bach. _Women and the Military_. (Washington, D.C. : The Brookings Institution, 1977).

Friedl, Vicki L. _Women in the United States Military, 1901-1995: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography_. (Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press,1996).

Goldman, Nancy Loring, Ed. _Female Soldiers: Combatants or Noncombatants? : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives_. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982).

Holm, Jeanne _Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution_. (Revised Ed., Presidio Press, 1992).

Jensen, Kimberly, Ed. _Women, War, and the Military From the American Revolution to the Post Cold-War Era_. (Garland Press, 1997).

(Reina Pennington is currently editor of forthcoming _Military Women Worldwide: A Biographical Dictionary_(Greenwood Press).


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