New York :, Penguin Press,, 2018.
xiv, 528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one. The industrial life of guns
The state and the gun industry, part I: 1688-1756
Who made guns?
The state and the gun industry, part II: 1756-1815
The state, war, and industrial revolution
Part two. The social life of guns
Interlude: A brief lesson from African history
Guns and money
Guns in arms, part I: Home
Guns in arms, part II: Abroad
Part three. The moral life of guns
Interlude: A brief account of the Society of Friends
The gun trade after 1815
Opposition to the gun trade after 1815.
A reframing of the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and the emergence of industrial capitalism presents them as inextricable from the gun trade and the story of disgraced Quaker gunmaker Samuel Galton.