Children born of war in the twentieth century

By Sabine Lee

Children born of war in the twentieth century


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0459-5
  • Pages: 312
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £26.00
  • Published Date: September 2019
  • BIC Category: First World War, Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999, Inter-war period c 1919 to c 1939, Social & cultural history, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / Military / World War II, HISTORY / Military / World War I, Society & social sciences / Warfare & defence, Humanities / Second World War, Humanities / First World War, c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), Humanities / Social & cultural history, Modern History, History, Second World War


This book explores the life courses of children born of war in different twentieth-century conflicts, including the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Bosnian War, the Rwandan Genocide and the LRA conflict. It investigates both governmental and military policies vis-à-vis children born of war and their mothers, as well as family and local community attitudes, building a complex picture of the multi-layered challenges faced by many children born of war within their post-conflict receptor communities. Based on extensive archival research, the book also uses oral history and participatory research methods which allow the author to add the voices of the children born of war to historical analysis.



Runner Up of the 2019 Social History Book Prize


1 Children born of war: an introduction
2 Children born of war: who are they? Experiences of children, mothers, families and post-conflict communities
3 Children born of war during and after the Second World War
4 Bui Doi: the children of the Vietnam War
5 Bosnia: a new dimension of genocidal rape and its children
6 African conflicts
7 Unintended consequences.
Epilogue: children born of war: lessons learnt?


Sabine Lee is Professor of Modern History at the University of Birmingham

Children born of war in the twentieth century

By Sabine Lee

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