Arming America The Origins of a National Gun Culture

ISBN-10: 0375701982
ISBN-13: 9780375701986
Edition: 2001
List price: $16.00
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Description: This book challenges everything Americans have previously been taught about their history with guns. In examining the historical record, Bellesiles shatters the myth of America's gun-toting forefathers.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This book challenges everything Americans have previously been taught about their history with guns. In examining the historical record, Bellesiles shatters the myth of America's gun-toting forefathers.

Michael A. Bellesiles is Associate Professor of History at Emory University & Director of Emory's Center for the Study of Violence. He is the author of "Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen & the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier," & of numerous articles & reviews. He lives in Atlanta.

Introduction: In Search of Guns
The European Gun Heritage
The Role of Guns in the Conquest of North America
Guns in the Daily Life of Colonial America
Creation of the First American Gun Culture: Indians and Firearms
Brown Bess in the Wilderness
A People Numerous and Unarmed
Government Promotion of Gun Production
From Indifference to Disdain
Creation of a Gun Subculture
The Arming of the American People
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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