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Lock, stock, and barrel : the origins of American gun culture / Clayton E. Cramer.

Cramer, Clayton E. (Author).


This provocative book debunks the myth that American gun culture was intentionally created by gun makers and demonstrates that gun ownership and use have been a core part of American society since our colonial origins. - Proves that widespread gun ownership and gun violence existed in early America. - Argues that revisionist claims of the last two decades about American gun culture are false. - Provides a detailed account of how Revolutionary American governments contracted for guns. - Shows how the American gun industry met private demand and led to an entirely new way of making almost all of the manufactured goods we take for granted today.

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  • ISBN: 9781440860379
  • ISBN: 1440860378
  • Physical Description: x, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter 1: Gun Culture in Colonial America, 1607-1775 -- Chapter 2: Counting Gunsmiths: Methodological Problems -- Chapter 3: Colonial Gunsmiths and Manufacturers, 1607-1775 -- Chapter 4: Repairing Guns during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 -- Chapter 5: Gunmaking during the Revolutionary Era, 1775-1783 -- Chapter 6: Gun Culture in the Early Republic, 1783-1846 -- Chapter 7: Gun Manufacturing in the Early Republic, 1783-1846 -- Chapter 8: Federal Government Gun Contractors in the Early Republic, 1783-1846 -- Chapter 9: State Militia Gun Contractors in the Early Republic, 1783-1846 -- Chapter 10: How the American Gun Culture Changed the World, 1800-Present -- Chapter 11: The Myth of 19th-Century Gun Marketing -- Chapter 12: Postbellum Gun Culture, 1865-1930 -- Chapter 13: Modern Gun Culture, 1930-Present -- Epilogue: American Gun Culture: Transformative and Still Kicking.
Subject: Firearms ownership > United States > History.
Firearms > United States > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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