Lock, Stock, and Barrel: The Origins of American Gun Culture

Praeger (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 21. Februar 2018
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  • 280 Seiten
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Revisionist historians argue that American gun culture and manufacturing are relatively recent developments. They further claim that widespread gun violence was largely absent from early American history because guns of all types, and especially handguns, were rare before 1848. According to these revisionists, American gun culture was the creation of the first mass production gun manufacturers, who used clever marketing to sell guns to people who neither wanted nor needed them. However, as proven in this first scholarly history of "gun culture" in early America, gun ownership and use have in fact been central to American society from its very beginnings. Lock, Stock, and Barrel: The Origins of American Gun Culture shows that gunsmithing and gun manufacturing were important parts of the economies of the colonies and the early republic and explains how the American gun industry helped to create our modern world of precision mass production and high wages for workers.
  • Englisch
  • Santa Barbara
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  • USA
978-1-4408-6038-6 (9781440860386)
1-4408-6038-6 (1440860386)
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  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Terminology
  • Chapter 1: Gun Culture in Colonial America, 1607-1775
  • Mandatory Gun Ownership and Carrying Statutes
  • Virginia
  • Plymouth
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • New Haven Colony
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Duty to Be Armed
  • First-Person Gun Possession and Hunting Accounts
  • Virginia
  • Plymouth
  • Massachusetts
  • New Haven Colony
  • Maryland
  • North and South Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Gunpowder Importation
  • Pistols
  • Chapter 2: Counting Gunsmiths: Methodological Problems
  • Chapter 3: Colonial Gunsmiths and Manufacturers, 1607-1775
  • Gunsmiths
  • Gun Manufacturers
  • Chapter 4: Repairing Guns during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
  • Chapter 5: Gunmaking during the Revolutionary Era, 1775-1783
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Gunlocks
  • Chapter 6: Gun Culture in the Early Republic, 1783-1846
  • Chapter 7: Gun Manufacturing in the Early Republic, 1783-1846
  • Chapter 8: Federal Government Gun Contractors in the Early Republic, 1783-1846
  • Chapter 9: State Militia Gun Contractors in the Early Republic, 1783-1846
  • Chapter 10: How the American Gun Culture Changed the World, 1800-Present
  • Interchangeable Parts
  • Machine Tools
  • Mass Production
  • Chapter 11: The Myth of 19th-Century Gun Marketing
  • Creating Demand for a New Product
  • Did They Create New Demand?
  • Chapter 12: Postbellum Gun Culture, 1865-1930
  • Competition
  • Black Gun Culture: Putting Holes in the Robes and Hoods
  • Gangster Gun Culture
  • Chapter 13: Modern Gun Culture, 1930-Present
  • Gun Ownership
  • Gun Background Checks
  • Surveys
  • Current Gun Subcultures
  • Hunters
  • Competition Shooters
  • Concealed Carriers
  • Gun Collectors
  • Gun Culture Magazines
  • Victim Groups
  • Survivalists and "Preppers"
  • Criminals
  • Revolutionaries
  • Mentally Ill Mass Murderers
  • Web Site Gun Buyers
  • Historical Reenactors
  • Epilogue: American Gun Culture: Transformative and Still Kicking
  • Appendix A: Gunsmiths in Early America
  • Appendix B: Partial List of Government Arms Contracts
  • Appendix C: Glossary
  • Flintlock
  • Fowling Piece
  • Fusee, Fuzee, or Fusil
  • Gunlock
  • Matchlock
  • Pistol
  • Proof Marks
  • Revolver
  • Rifled Barrel
  • Snaphance or Snaphaunce
  • Wheellock
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author

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