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1.  The fear of Americans

Arming America : The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael A. Bellesiles

Bellesiles shows that the U.S. government, almost from its inception, worked to arm its citizens, but it met only public indifference and resistance until the 1850s... Finally, we see how the soaring gun production engendered by the Civil War, and the decision to allow soldiers to keep their weapons at the end of the conflict, transformed the gun from a seldom-needed tool to a perceived necessity--opposing ideas that are still at the center of the fight for and against gun control today... (Read More)

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A People's History of the United States : 1492-Present
  
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