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The Resource A right to bear arms? : the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment, edited by Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, and Margaret Vining

A right to bear arms? : the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment, edited by Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, and Margaret Vining

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A right to bear arms? : the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment
Title
A right to bear arms?
Title remainder
the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, and Margaret Vining
Title variation
Contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"The history of firearm use and possession is a topic of considerable contemporary debate. Yet, what do we actually know about firearms in the Anglo-American tradition? How is the history of firearms taught and remembered? In recent years historians and legal scholars have examined different threads of the densely interwoven relationships between firearms and American culture and society. This history stretches back to 14th-century England and includes locations as diverse as Puritan Massachusetts and 19th-century Dodge City. Rather than assume a static, unchanging relationship to firearms, historians and legal scholars have shown that this history has been closely related to the broader processes of social change that transformed American society from an early modern pre-industrial culture governed by a powerful monarch to a multi-cultural industrial democracy. The book addresses aspects of the current state of historical scholarship on firearms; offers a rare, bipartisan view of the significant breadth of the current state of historical scholarship on firearms history; and includes views of legal practitioners with divergent interpretations of the current meaning of the Second Amendment."--Provided by publisher
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DGPO/DLC
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federal national government publication
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tucker, Jennifer
  • Hacker, Barton C.
  • Vining, Margaret
  • Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Series statement
A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge
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  • United States.
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • Gun control
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
A right to bear arms? : the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment, edited by Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, and Margaret Vining
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction, Jennifer Tucker; The Right to Bear Arms in English and Irish Historical Context, Tim Harris; Who Had Guns in Eighteenth-Century Britain?, Priya Satia; Firearms Ownership and Militias in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and America, Kevin M. Sweeney; Limits on Armed Travel under Anglo-American Law: Change and Continuity over the Constitutional Longue Duree, 1688-1868, Saul Cornell; "You Never Dreamt of a Poysoned Bullet": "Forbidden" Ammunition from the Sixteenth Century to the Present, Jonathan S. Ferguson; Why Guns Are and Are Not the Problem: The Relationship between Guns and Homicide in American History, Randolph Roth; English and American Gun Rights, Lois G. Schwoerer; The Right to Be Armed: The Common Law Legacy in England and America, Joyce Lee Malcolm; The "Reasonable Regulation'' Right to Arms: The Gun-Rights Second Amendment before the Standard Model 167 Patrick J. Charles; Going Armed: How Common Law Distinguishes the Peaceable Bearing of Arms from Carrying Weapons to Terrorize Others, Stephen P Halbrook; The Use and Misuse of History in Second Amendment Litigation, Mark Anthony Frassetto
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9781944466251
Lccn
2018058276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1078971878
Label
A right to bear arms? : the contested role of history in contemporary debates on the Second Amendment, edited by Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, and Margaret Vining
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction, Jennifer Tucker; The Right to Bear Arms in English and Irish Historical Context, Tim Harris; Who Had Guns in Eighteenth-Century Britain?, Priya Satia; Firearms Ownership and Militias in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and America, Kevin M. Sweeney; Limits on Armed Travel under Anglo-American Law: Change and Continuity over the Constitutional Longue Duree, 1688-1868, Saul Cornell; "You Never Dreamt of a Poysoned Bullet": "Forbidden" Ammunition from the Sixteenth Century to the Present, Jonathan S. Ferguson; Why Guns Are and Are Not the Problem: The Relationship between Guns and Homicide in American History, Randolph Roth; English and American Gun Rights, Lois G. Schwoerer; The Right to Be Armed: The Common Law Legacy in England and America, Joyce Lee Malcolm; The "Reasonable Regulation'' Right to Arms: The Gun-Rights Second Amendment before the Standard Model 167 Patrick J. Charles; Going Armed: How Common Law Distinguishes the Peaceable Bearing of Arms from Carrying Weapons to Terrorize Others, Stephen P Halbrook; The Use and Misuse of History in Second Amendment Litigation, Mark Anthony Frassetto
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9781944466251
Lccn
2018058276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1078971878

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