By Clayton E. Cramer
"For many americans, weapons appear to be a basic a part of the yankee experience?and continually have been."
Grand in scope, rigorous in examine, and stylish in offering the youth of our state, Armed America strains the winding ancient path of usa voters' ardour for firearms. writer and historial Clayton E. Cramer is going again to the resource, unearthing first-hand money owed from the colonial occasions, during the progressive 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 meals and security, but in addition for game and delight. via newspaper clippings, reputable records, 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. primarily, Cramer permits readers a worthy glimpse of a rustic actually battling for its identity.
For those that imagine that our voters' allure to firearms is a up to date phenomenon, it is time to reconsider. Armed America proves that the proper to undergo palms is as American as apple pie.
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