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Gary Ralph



Gary Ralph

Dr. Ralph received his B.A. from Yale Unversity in 1977 (American Studies with a concentration in History of American Music), his M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Delaware in 1997 and 2005 (major field:  History of the United States; minor field:  History of Material Culture; dissertation:  A Nation in Arms:  The Provision of Arms to Englishmen in Europe and North America).  He has taught at the University of Delaware, Washington College, Penn State/Brandywine and Salisbury University.   His research is in the field of the history of firearms manufacture, ownership and use; the Maryland Historical Magazine has published his work and he is revising for publication a book on firearms management in seventeenth-century Maryland.