Lock, stock, and barrel : the origins of American gun culture / Clayton E. Cramer.
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.
- ISBN: 9781440860379
- ISBN: 1440860378
- Physical Description: x, 280 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 
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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.
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