Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns by Clayton E. Cramer

By Clayton E. Cramer

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

Grand in scope, rigorous in examine, and chic in featuring the adolescence of our nation, Armed America strains the winding ancient path of usa electorate' ardour for firearms. writer and historial Clayton E. Cramer is going again to the resource, unearthing first-hand money owed from the colonial instances, during 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 foodstuff and security, but in addition for game and delight. via newspaper clippings, legitimate files, and private diaries, he exhibits that fresh grandiose theories claiming that weapons have been scarce in early the United States are shaky at top, and downright fake at worst. mainly, Cramer permits readers a invaluable glimpse of a rustic actually struggling with for its identity.

For those that imagine that our electorate' charm to firearms is a up to date phenomenon, it is time to reassess. Armed America proves that the perfect to undergo hands is as American as apple pie.

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