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Her best shot : women and guns in America

Author: Laura Browder
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
History
Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Browder
ISBN: 080783050X 9780807830505 9780807858899 0807858897
OCLC Number: 65407304
Description: xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The news about women and guns --
Military heroines : narratives of female soldiers and spies in the Civil War --
Little Miss Sure Shot and friends, or, How armed women tamed the West --
Maid Marians and bad mothers : from the gungirls of the 1920s to the gangsters of the 1930s --
Radical women of the 1960s and 1970s --
Armed women of the far right : race mothers, warriors, and the surprising case of Carolyn Chute --
Armed feminism or family values? : women and guns today --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Laura Browder.
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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. This title examines the relationship between women and guns in America and the ways in which the figure of the armed  Read more...

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