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The Matchlock Gun Overview

This Study Guide consists of approximately 9 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Matchlock Gun.
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The Matchlock Gun Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains For Further Reference on The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds.

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Based on an actual historical incident, The Matchlock Gun is a thrilling adventure story about self-preservation and the protection of loved ones. Set during the French and Indian War, which pitted the French and the Native Americans against the British government and settlers, the story provides a glimpse of American history from the perspective of a Dutch-American family living in the wilderness of newly settled New York State. Unlike a standard historical account of the war, Edmonds's story does not provide battle statistics or list the challenges facing settlers, but rather brings to life one gripping episode as experienced by a peaceful, loving family.

From their isolated home amidst the untamed fields and woods, Teunis Van Alstyne and his gentle wife, Gertrude, see the complex war only as a simple and immediate menace to their security.

Edmonds builds his story on the contrast between the warmth and...

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