082 'Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000)' Reloaded with Michael A. Bellesiles

082 'Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000)' Reloaded with Michael A. Bellesiles

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In 1996 Emory University’s Michael A. Bellesiles, published an article in the Journal of American History: “The Origins of Gun Culture in the United States, 1760-1865.” His provocative argument was that there were nowhere near as many guns in early America as people had previously assumed and that American gun culture was born in the lead up to the Civil War. To prove his thesis, Bellesiles pointed to low counts of guns in probate records, gun censuses, militia muster records, and homicide ... See More

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