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Arming America : The Origins of a National Gun Culture - 2nd edition

Arming America : The Origins of a National Gun Culture (ISBN10: 1932360077; ISBN13: 9781932360073)
ISBN13: 978-1932360073
ISBN10: 1932360077

Summary: Americans have always staunchly, sometimes bloodily, defended their right to bear arms, but does the historical record bear out this right? Michael Bellesiles, in a meticulous study of the issue that draws extensively on archival material and original sources, says no. He traces "gun fever" to its European origins, documents the rarity of firearms in early America, covers technological advances, and details the strange series of developments during the Civi ...show morel War that helped make the gun an integral and deadly fixture in modern American life. This revised and updated edition offers new research addressing critics' legitimate concerns, showing that the underlying thesis of the book remains as solid -- and timely -- as ever. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Published: 10/05/2003
International: No



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2003 Soft Cover Not Stated Very Good. No Jacket 604 pages, . Text is clean an unmarked, binding is tight. Cover is in good+ condition see photo. Bellesiles has taken what we know about guns in Ameri ...show moreca, and examining the historical record shatters the myth of the "Gun-toting American". Major research of numbers of guns in American from 1800 is listed by state. 128 pages of footnotes on his sources, how the use of guns surged in the mid 1800's. How the gun came to be considers a necessity after the Civil War, how world wars affected the status of the gun and how we have arrived at where we are today. ...show less
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