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Thesis[ edit ] The thesis of Arming America is that gun culture in the United States did not have roots in the colonial and early national period but arose during the s and s. The book argues that guns were uncommon during peacetime in the United States during the colonialearly nationaland antebellum periods, that guns were seldom used then and that the average American's proficiency in use of firearms was poor.
Bellesiles maintains that more widespread use and ownership of guns dated to the Civil Wara period of widespread advance in firearm manufacturing and a consequent reduction in price and improvement in accuracy. The book garnered many enthusiastic professional reviews and won the prestigious Bancroft Prize in The book's thesis bore upon ongoing political controversies about gun control and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and gun rights advocates criticized it.
Actor Charlton Hestonthen-president of the National Rifle Associationdescribed the book's argument as "ludicrous. Knopf "were ecstatic in part because the book knocked the gun lobby.
Critics also identified problems with Bellesiles's methods of citation.
Cramer noted that Bellesiles had misrepresented a passage by George Washington about the quality of three poorly prepared militia units as if his criticism applied to the militia in general. Washington had noted that the three units were exceptions to the rule. It was a mystery how supposedly lost original data could reappear to enable him to add the number of cases to the paperback edition, then disappear once again when the committee of inquiry sought the data from him" Hoffer, One critic tried, unsuccessfully, to destroy penciled notes on yellow pads by submerging them in his bathtub, in order to prove that water damage would not have destroyed Bellesiles' notes.
The external report on Bellesiles concluded that "every aspect of his work in the probate records is deeply flawed" and called his statements in self-defense "prolix, confusing, evasive, and occasionally contradictory. Nevertheless, with his "reputation in tatters," Bellesiles issued a statement on October 25,announcing the resignation of his professorship at Emory by year's end.
Knopfpublisher of Arming America, did not renew Bellesiles' contract, and the National Endowment for the Humanities withdrew its name from a fellowship that the Newberry Library had granted Bellesiles. Bellesiles continued to defend the book's credibility and thesis, arguing that roughly three-quarters of the original book remained unchallenged.
The book is a fraud. He's betrayed the cause. It's percent clear that the guy is a liar and a disgrace to my profession. He's breached that trust.
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