Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather
- Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West
- Narrated by: Clyde Walker
- Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-09-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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Of course the employment of the gun, whether for good or evil, depended upon the user. The men and women who lived the 19th-century western experience sometimes described in detail the role firearms played in their lives. Such accounts included a trapper in the 1830s, a woman crossing the plains by wagon in the 1850s, a drover ("cowboy" in modern terminology) enduring the dangers of a long cattle drive, a professional hunter engaged in the slaughter of the once seemingly endless herds of bison, or a soldier campaigning against American Indians.
Each account adds to our knowledge of firearms and our awareness of the struggle faced by those who were a part of the western experience. Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather describes the gun's impact on the lives of those in the West - men and women, whites and American Indians - using their own words to tell that story wherever possible.
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By thomas on 06-11-16
I opening 19th century truths, quotes,& ingenuity.
I at first listening became impatient with the back to back historic quote, and recorded historical written record. I expected to be drawn in by individual human intimate stories. The humans in this listening are only the victims of their own desires. This is a fantastic overview of history about firearms in 19th century USA.
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