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Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture
Michael A. Bellesiles. How & when did Americans develop their obsession with guns? Basing his arguments on research, Bellesiles argues that gun ownership was the exception until the age of industrialization. In Colonial America the average citizen had virtually no access to or training in the use of firearms, & the few guns that did exist were kept under strict control. No guns were made in America until after the Revolution, & there were few gunsmiths to keep them in repair. The soaring gun production engendered by the Civil War transformed the gun from a seldom-needed tool to a perceived necessity -- opposing ideas that are still at the center of the fight for & against gun control today. This research is controversial & has set off a chain of passionate reaction. Bancroft Prize!
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People’s Charter?: Forty Years of the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act 1949
American Short Story, 1945-1980: A Critical History
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