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A cultural history of firearms in the age of empire

Author: Karen R Jones; Giacomo Macola; David Welch
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2013.
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Karen Jones is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Kent, and specializes in US and Environmental history. She has published widely on environmental issues and the American West  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cultural history of firearms in the age of empire.
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2013
(DLC) 2013000829
(OCoLC)824182876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen R Jones; Giacomo Macola; David Welch
ISBN: 9781409447535 1409447537
OCLC Number: 848895464
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: New Perspectives on Firearms in the Age of Empire / Karen Jones, Giacomo Macola and David Welch --
Part 1. Adopting Guns : Environment, Class and Gender on the Imperial Frontier --
Guns, Violence and Identity on the Trans-Appalachian American Frontier / Matthew C. Ward --
Guns, Masculinity and Marksmanship : Codes of Killing and Conservation in the Nineteenth-Century American West / Karen Jones --
Fishers of Men and Hunters of Lion : British Missionaries and Big Game Hunting in Colonial Africa / Jason Bruner --
Cockney Sportsmen? : Recreational Shooting in London and beyond, 1800-1870 / Matthew Cragoe --
Part 2. Resisting Guns : Edged Weapons and the Politics of Indigenous Honour --
"They Disdain Firearms" : The Relationship between Guns and the Ngoni of Eastern Zambia to the Early Twentieth Century / Giacomo Macola --
"Hardly a Place for a Nervous Old Gentleman to Take a Stroll" : Firearms and the Zulu during the Anglo-Zulu War / Jack Hogan --
Steel and Blood : For a Cultural History of Edged Weapons between the Late Nineteenth and the Early Twentieth Century / Gianluca Pastori --
Part 3. Controlling Guns : Gun Laws, Race and Citizenship --
The Battle of Dubai : Firearms on Britain's Arabian Frontier, 1906-1915 / Simon Ball --
"Give Him a Gun, NOW" : Soldiers but not quite Soldiers in South Africa's Second World War, 1939-1945 / Bill Nasson --
"Better Die Fighting against Injustice than to Die like a Dog" : African-Americans and Guns, 1866-1941 / Kevin Yuill --
Part 4. Celebrating Guns : Firearms in Popular and Military Cultures --
Retrospective Icon : The Martini-Henry / Ian F.W. Beckett --
"The Shooting of the Boers Was Extraordinary" : British Views of Boer Marksmanship in the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 / Spencer Jones --
Irish Paramilitarism and Gun Cultures, 1910-1921 / Timothy Bowman.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Jones, Giacomo Macola and David Welch.

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'This is a fascinating collection, spanning four continents. It shows how guns are not only for killing with, but also for thinking with, and so for creating identities, often masculine and often Read more...

 
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