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Arming America : the origins of a national gun culture

Author: Michael A Bellesiles
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the rise of America's gun culture to the mid-nineteenth century, arguing that Civil War gun manufacturing and allowing ex-soldiers to keep their weapons changed the gun from a scarce and seldom-used tool to a perceived necessity.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bellesiles, Michael A.
Arming America.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000
(OCoLC)606444550
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Bellesiles
ISBN: 0375402101 9780375402104 0375701982 9780375701986
OCLC Number: 44947512
Description: 603 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: In search of guns --
ch. 1. European gun heritage --
ch. 2. Role of guns in the conquest of North America --
ch. 3. Guns in the daily life of colonial America --
ch. 4. Creation of the first American gun culture : Indians and firearms --
ch. 5. Brown Bess in the wilderness --
ch. 6. People numerous and unarmed --
ch. 7. Government promotion of gun production --
ch. 8. From indifference to disdain --
ch. 9. Creation of a gun subculture --
ch. 10. Arming of the American people.
Responsibility: Michael A. Bellesiles.
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Traces the rise of America's gun culture to the mid-nineteenth century, arguing that Civil War gun manufacturing and allowing ex-soldiers to keep their weapons changed the gun from a scarce and seldom-used tool to a perceived necessity.

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