“Peril in the Powder Mills” provides insight into an exciting chapter of American history - the Black Powder Era. Black powder is intertwined with the early expansion of our country. Overviews are given of leading American powder companies, their roles in the Civil War, and the risks involved in powder making. Over 85 powder labels, vintage photos, trade cards and gunpowder ads are shown throughout the book. This story of black powder will be of particular interest to Civil War buffs, historians, gun aficionados, muzzle loaders, and sporting collectors.