Clayton E. Cramer's Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns PDF

By Clayton E. Cramer

"For many american citizens, weapons appear to be a basic a part of the yankee experience?and constantly have been."

Grand in scope, rigorous in examine, and stylish in providing the youth of our state, Armed America strains the winding historic path of usa voters' ardour for firearms. writer and historial Clayton E. Cramer is going again to the resource, unearthing first-hand bills from the colonial instances, in the course of the innovative warfare interval, and into the early years of the yankee Republic.

In Armed America, Cramer depicts a budding country depending on its firearms not just for nutrients and defense, but in addition for sport and pleasure. via newspaper clippings, reputable files, and private diaries, he indicates that contemporary grandiose theories claiming that weapons have been scarce in early the USA are shaky at most sensible, and downright fake at worst. certainly, Cramer permits readers a necessary glimpse of a rustic actually scuffling with for its identity.

For those that imagine that our voters' charm to firearms is a up to date phenomenon, it is time to re-examine. Armed America proves that the fitting to endure palms is as American as apple pie.

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