What the U.S. Can Learn from the History of Guns in Britain

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Author Priya Satia  (Steve Castillo)

In "Empire of Guns," Stanford history professor Priya Satia offers a new perspective on Britain's gun trade and its role in the industrial revolution and imperial expansion. Satia joins us to discuss her book, which uses the life of British gunmaker Samuel Galton to explore firearms' longtime role as economic and cultural linchpin. We'll also get Satia's thoughts on gun culture in the U.S., diversifying university faculty and the importance of highlighting overlooked narratives from the past.


Priya Satia, professor of modern British history, Stanford University