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Gender, War and Politics

Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775–1830

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Part of the book series: War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 (WCS)

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This volume addresses war, developing political and national identities and the changing gender regimes of Europe and the Americas between 1775 and 1830. Military and civilian experiences of war and revolution, in free and slave societies, both reflected and shaped gender concepts and practices, in relation to class, ethnicity, race and religion.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Introduction: Gender, War and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Wars of Revolution and Liberation, 1775–1830


'The unparalleled translatlantic approach of this volume cracks open the previously sealed boxes of gender, slavery, warfare, and commemoration and in so doing revolutionizes the study of one of the most crucial moments in all of world history.'

- Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

'A very good collection of substantial chapters that provide a sweeping perspective on gender and the age of revolution, from America, through France, Britain and Germany, to Latin America. These essays demonstrate how the wars that convulsed the Atlantic world, together with revolutions, were the occasion for fundamental changes in notions of masculine citizenship. The authors argue that women were not just passive witnesses, but participated in wars as patriots, provisioners to armies, critics, mothers, and even soldiers.'

- Anna Clark, University of Minnesota, USA

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

    Karen Hagemann

  • Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

    Gisela Mettele

  • Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, UK

    Jane Rendall

About the editors

KATHERINE B. AASLESTAD Associate Professor in History, West Virginia University, USA THOMAS CARDOZA Professor of Humanities, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, SARAH C. CHAMBERS Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA ELIZABETH COLWILL Associate Professor of Women's Studies, San Diego State University, USA LAURENT DUBOIS Professor of History, Duke University, USA STEFAN DUDINK Lecturer at the Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands DAVID ELTIS Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University, Atlanta, USA ALAN FORREST Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York, UK SHERRY JOHNSON Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, Florida International University, Miami, USA CATRIONA KENNEDY Lecturer at the University of York, UK GREGORY T. KNOUFF Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA EMMA V. MACLEOD Lecturer in History, University of Stirling, UK ALEXANDER M. MARTIN Associate Professor of European History, University of Notre Dame, USA HOLLY A. MAYER Associate Professor of History, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA CECILIA MORGAN Associate Professor in History of Education, University of Toronto, Canada

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