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By Clayton E. Cramer

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

Grand in scope, rigorous in examine, and chic in proposing the youth 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 bills from the colonial occasions, during 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 foodstuff and safeguard, but additionally for sport and delight. via newspaper clippings, authentic files, and private diaries, he exhibits that contemporary grandiose theories claiming that weapons have been scarce in early the USA are shaky at top, and downright fake at worst. specially, Cramer permits readers a helpful glimpse of a rustic actually battling for its identity.

For those that imagine that our electorate' allure to firearms is a contemporary phenomenon, it is time to reconsider. Armed America proves that the proper to endure palms is as American as apple pie.

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