Gun development has not stood still at any time in United States history, and this book illustrates fifty examples that form essential parts of that story. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from ...
Author: Bruce Wexler
Category: Sports & Recreation
The History of America—And Our Guns The history of the United States is, like it or not, interwoven with the history of firearms. The young colony needed technologically advanced arms to hunt for food for survival and to maintain a secure base in the face of Native American opposition to European settlers. As the Vikings discovered several centuries earlier, the Indians were tough opponents expert in the use of bladed weapons and bows. The advent of firearms gave European settlers an advantage, although it was only a matter of time until the Native Americans gained access to firearms themselves. Ironically, this was often through unscrupulous white traders. Because these superior weapons gained them their freedom, the principle of the right to bear arms remains etched into the American psyche to this day. Since then, the US has been through a terrible Civil War, at which time many different guns were invented and deployed against brother Americans, each one playing a part in the eventual outcome of the war. After the Civil War came a period of frontier establishment when the country consolidated itself from coast to coast. The outside world knows this best as the Wild West, and again guns played a big part in civilizing unruly parts of the nation. Two world wars also tested America's ingenuity in ensuring that its troops were competitively armed. The invention of automatic weapons by John M. Browning made this a reality. In the post Second World War period the country has had to fight its way through Korea.Vietnam, and numerous other conflicts in the Middle East and Asia. Gun development has not stood still at any time in United States history, and this book illustrates fifty examples that form essential parts of that story. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from the early days of firepower to the amazing modern guns in use today, including: Simeon North/Hall pistol Dimick plains rifle Spencer carbine rifle Winchester Model 1866 Smith & Wesson Army revolver Colt Peacemaker M60 machine gun ArmaLite AR-18 machine gun Each firearm is illustrated in full color with archive photography of the manufacturers and the guns in action where possible.
Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years ...
Author: Robert A. Sadowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Discover how fifty great firearms influenced and helped shape our world. World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years, from deadly weapons of war to quaint plinking guns. Included are: Winchester Model 1873 Colt 1911 Mauser Model 98 M1 Garand Ruger 10/22 AK-47 AR-15 Benelli M2 Glock G17 Barrett 82A1 Discover the history, design details, operation, variants, and users of each firearm, illustrated with archival photography from the manufacturers and of the guns in action. Firearms enthusiasts, history buffs, hunters, and shooters will all find something to marvel at in this gorgeous full-color book. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Influence of Technology on American Culture Gerhard Falk ... Army, which used the Gatling gun and also used the Winchester-Lee 1895 straight pull action rifle.50 The United States entered the First World War in 1917 after it had ...
Author: Gerhard Falk
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and a history of technology in the United States in the past two hundred years.
Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990, 50 guns Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, 50–51 Gun-Free School Zone Act, 50 right to keep and bear arms, 376–377 states' rights, 349, 351 Supreme Court and, 50, 349 ...
Author: Bruce Miroff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Political Science
Focusing on the tension between elite and popular models of democracy, individuals and movements that made a difference, and recent events, THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE makes American democracy become more relevant, compelling, and lively. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Negroes retaliated by “sniping” [shooting guns] from ambush.50 For almost a century after slavery ended, African Americans had to endure such violence and were often denied their civil rights. They finally began to win equality with ...
Author: Joan Stoltman
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
The right to peaceably assemble is one of the freedoms granted to Americans under the First Amendment. However, those peaceful protests sometimes erupt into violent riots. Both protests and riots have changed the course of American history, highlighting sources of unrest, inequality, and tension in the nation from its earliest days. Readers explore the fascinating history of these protests and riots, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the Women's March, through engaging main text featuring annotated historical and contemporary quotes. Details of these marches and demonstrations are made further memorable for readers through fact-filled sidebars, primary source images, maps, and a detailed timeline.
The Gun That Changed America Karen Blumenthal ... 50. “pocket machine gun”: Scientific American, Oct. 16, 1920. When the first guns: “Test of Thompson Machine Gun,” Army and Navy Journal, April 16, 1921, p. 911; “Report of the Board of ...
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds—but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon. Following a bloody decade—and eighty years before the mass shootings of our own time—Congress moved to take this weapon off the streets, igniting a national debate about gun control. Critically-acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal tells the fascinating story of this famous and deadly weapon—of the lives it changed, the debate it sparked, and the unprecedented response it inspired.
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Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History Spencer C. Tucker. The Italians utilized a wide range of antiaircraft guns up to 90mm in size. The standard Japanese World War II AA gun remained the 75mm introduced in the 1920s.
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change. • Contains more than 260 entries of weapons and technological changes • Features 25 sidebars that provide interesting insights as to the employment of the weapons and changes • Appropriate for students in high school, college, and military academies as well as general readers interested in the history of weaponry • Provides a bibliography and index
... 123 Hot Springs 135 Hotchkiss guns 78 House of Representatives (U.S) 31,55, 121 Huerta, Victoriano 91, 92, ... 46, 47, 50, 130–133 Kansas City Massacre 131, 133, 136 Kansas Nebraska Act 42 Kelly, George “Machine Gun” 132, ...
Author: Peter Zablocki
One gunshot by a single person could be powerful enough to move a whole nation. Well known are the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, and Martin Luther King Jr., and their long-lasting consequences. History, however, is littered with lesser-known gunshots that have had equally echoing outcomes. Some were small mistakes or misjudgments, others intentional acts that sparked events documented in our history textbooks. A single bullet serves as the catalyst for each of the stories in this book. We may or may not know who fired it but we know each bullet's end point and the effects it had on America's trajectory: the wars, social movements, and political and economic paradigm shifts. The names of those involved may not to many be recognizable but the events their acts precipitated are etched in American history.
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