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ARMS MAKERS OF MASSACHUSETTS, 1610 - 1900

Author: 
Whisker, James B. and Spiker, Kevin
Credentials: 
Ph. Ds, History; Dr. Whisker is emeritus professor of history West Virginia University, Dr Spiker is a professor of history at Ohio University

This study is a major reference work dealing in a thorough and complete fashion with every known gunsmith, inventor and manufacturer of firearms in Massachusetts from the earliest colonial smith to the industrial entities that flourished in Massachusetts and New England by the 1900s. Original sources including but not limited to ,town,county and local histories, Commonwealth and National Archives, directories, memoirs, U.S.Patent office materials and military procurement memoranda have been utilized to create a complete biographical record.

Ancillary areas such as locksmiths, powder makers and forge masters are also discussed. A complete bibliography and index are also included.

Dr. Whisker is the author of Arms Makers of Colonial America and several other specialist studies.

Market: 
REFERENCE, New England history 1610 – 1900, arms and arms makers, Industrial development in New England, Massachusetts Industrial, Cultural and Social history ,American weaponry
Release Date: 
February 5th, 2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-56-1
Price: 
$124.00
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
294
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
No