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

By Clayton E. Cramer

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

Grand in scope, rigorous in learn, and chic in offering the early life of our nation, Armed America lines the winding old 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 occasions, in the course of the progressive struggle 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 game and pleasure. via newspaper clippings, respectable files, and private diaries, he indicates that fresh grandiose theories claiming that weapons have been scarce in early the United States are shaky at most sensible, and downright fake at worst. peculiarly, Cramer permits readers a useful glimpse of a rustic actually battling for its identity.

For those that imagine that our voters' allure to firearms is a contemporary phenomenon, it is time to reconsider. Armed America proves that definitely the right to undergo palms is as American as apple pie.

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