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The Resource The Gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture, Pamela Haag

The Gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture, Pamela Haag

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The Gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture
Title
The Gunning of America
Title remainder
business and the making of American gun culture
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Haag
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating historical account of Oliver Winchester, his rifles, and the evolution of America's gun culture.Before he founded the Winchester Company in 1866, Oliver Winchester, like most Americans at the time, had never owned a gun, or even shot one. But his factory in New Haven, Connecticut, was churning out firearms at an astounding rate. If he wanted it to be profitable, he would have to create a robust civilian market for guns. He succeeded: 150 years later, his company has sold over eight million firearms.In The Gunning of America, historian Pamela Haag tells the story of the Winchester rifle, the Winchester family, and the origins of American gun culture. Drawing on the company's voluminous archives, Haag reveals that America has not always been a gun-loving nation, but rather was sold the idea (and the guns that went with it) by gun manufacturers and shrewd marketers. Tracing our current gun culture to its unexpected roots, Haag sheds light on one of American society's most contentious debates
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HHO
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Haag, Pamela
Dewey number
338.4768340973
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
history
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PerformerNote
Read by Bernadette Dunne
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Dunne, Bernadette
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  • Firearms
  • Firearms industry and trade
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
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Label
The Gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture, Pamela Haag
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950973313
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
14 audio discs (16 1/2 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504710831
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbtto
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unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)950973313
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture, Pamela Haag
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950973313
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
14 audio discs (16 1/2 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504710831
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbtto
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)950973313
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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