ERIC Number: EJ545357
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Guns, Heritage Education, Military Service, North American Culture, Public Opinion, Social Environment, Social History, Social Theories, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A