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by Carl P. Russell

Download Guns on the Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) ePub
  • ISBN 0486436810
  • ISBN13 978-0486436814
  • Language English
  • Author Carl P. Russell
  • Publisher Dover Publications; 1st Edition Thus edition (March 24, 2005)
  • Pages 432
  • Formats azw rtf docx txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Military
  • Size ePub 1981 kb
  • Size Fb2 1614 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 464

This thoroughly documented, authoritative, and highly readable book not only details the weapons used during the settlement and westward expansion of America but also describes their use by fur traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans. The result is a lively historical examination of the momentous events that were strongly influenced by the gun trade.The text is augmented and enriched throughout with clearly identified illustrations of everything from antique muskets, flintlocks, repeating rifles, and howitzers to bullet molds, powder horns, and other firearm accessories.“An outstanding contribution to firearms literature. It sets its own standard.” — The New York Times.“For collectors, museum curators, archaeologist-historians, this book is — in its field — an essential contribution.” — Kirkus.“A Glossary of Gun Terms, ample footnotes most skillfully arranged, and illustrations … complement the text which achieves the miracle of scholarship without tedium.” — San Francisco Chronicle.

This is a classic reference book on the guns used in America from the 17th to the mid 19th centuries. This is the finest history book of early north America and the development of firearms during this period for this time period I have ever read. One person found this helpful.

This is a classic reference book on the guns used in America from the 17th to the mid 19th centuries. It is a MUST HAVE for the new student of firearms history. The documentation is excellent! Some of the illustrations are not up to par, but others are top rate. 6 people found this helpful.

He served as an officer for the NPS for 34 years, from 1923 until his retirement in 1957.

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Thoroughly documented reference identifies guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion

Thoroughly documented reference identifies guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. The highly readable survey describes the traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans who used and sold weapons as well as those who made them. 58 rare illustrations depict everything from antique muskets and revolving pistols to bullet molds and powder horns.

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It approaches understatement to call Guns on the Early Frontiers an outstanding contribution to firearms literature. It sets its own standard. They require-and the present volume goes far to supply-accurate documentation. Carl P. Russell, a leading authority on firearms of the American frontier, was coordinator of planning for the science and history museums and other interpretive facilities of the National Park Service in the Western United States.

I enjoyed the book immensely. This is a classic reference book on the guns used in America from the 17th to the mid 19th centuries. It tells the history of the American journey westward using the weapons that helped win a continent as the backdrop. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I am interested in flintlocks - perhaps my next big hobby - and truly enjoyed the very expert treatment of this influential technology in the book.

From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade. For collectors, museum curators, ians, this book is - in its field - an essential contribution. series Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor. A Glossary of Gun Terms, ample footnotes most skillfully arranged, and illustration. omplement the text which achieves the miracle of scholarship without tedium. San Francisco Chronicle.

58 rare illustrations. Guns On The Early Frontiers. Dover Books on Americana.

Paperback, Dover Pubns, 2005, ISBN13 9780486436814, ISBN10 0486436810. 58 rare illustrations.

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Frlas
Great reference book. As others have stated, it was written in 1957, so the prose style is a little awkward when compared to more contemporary works. That said, it's packed with very good information with an almost laserlike focus on the subject material. I purchased this as part of my research efforts into early 19th century American plains migrations and explorations. I am also interested in how the 18th century arms trade between the European powers and the indigenous Americans may have impacted colonization and set the stage for the American Revolution and the War of 1812. I don't think this is emphasized much in history classes any more, but Russell does a good job laying out the efforts England, Spain, France, etc went through to arm the Native Americans via trade muskets.

Again, it's sometimes dry but the motivated reader will get much information out of this book.
Arith
I teach history, I work as as a docent in a local museum, and I like guns. I remember reading this book years ago in the library and I understand it's been out of print sometime now.

I was thrilled to see that it was released for Kindle. And they did a fine job formatting it for this medium. I enjoyed the book immensely. It tells the history of the American journey westward using the weapons that helped win a continent as the backdrop.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I am interested in flintlocks - perhaps my next big hobby - and truly enjoyed the very expert treatment of this influential technology in the book.
Natety
Very detailed, scholarly book. Wonderful for serious enthusiasts, not so much for casual reading. The illustrations leave much to be desired, probably because of book size. It would be a great table book with the addition of color illustrations., but still a must for serious collectors
Risa
This is a classic reference book on the guns used in America from the 17th to the mid 19th centuries. It is a MUST HAVE for the new student of firearms history. The documentation is excellent!
Some of the illustrations are not up to par, but others are top rate.It belongs on the shelf of museum curators, archeologists, etc.
Malogamand
if you study or collect this period you need this book
Falya
Great book for people that are interested in guns and the early frontier, Very informative.
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This is the finest history book of early north America and the development of firearms during this period for this time period I have ever read.
Carl Russell has provided the reader with an in depth study of firearms beginning with the first explorers to America;i.e., Spanish ,French,etc. and trade muskets they provided the Indians.
Rather than go on ,all I can say is buy a copy and add it to your collection.