NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
ERIC Number: EJ545357
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8723
The Origins of Gun Culture in the United States, 1760-1865.
Bellesiles, Michael A.
Journal of American History, v83 n2 p425-455 Sep 1996
Maintains that, counter to popular opinion, guns played no significant role in U.S. frontier life until the Civil War era. Evidence from probate and militia records reveal a consistent lack of gun ownership while magazine articles painted unflattering portraits of gun ownership and hunting. Discusses reasons for the change. (MJP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A