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The Resource Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry, Patrick J. Charles

Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry, Patrick J. Charles

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Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry
Title
Armed in America
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a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry
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Patrick J. Charles
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Language
eng
Summary
"This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. Armed in America explores how and why the right to arms transformed at different points in history. The right was initially meant to serve as a parliamentary right of resistance, yet by the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 the right had become indispensably intertwined with civic republicanism. As the United States progressed into the 19th century the right continued to change--this time away from civic republicanism and towards the individual-right understanding that is known today, albeit with the important caveat that the right could be severely restricted by the government's police power. Throughout the 20th century this understanding of the right remained the predominant view. But working behind the scenes was the beginnings of the gun-rights movement--a movement that was started in the early 20th century through the collective efforts of sporting magazine editors and was eventually commandeered by the National Rifle Association to the gun-rights movement known today. Readers looking to sort through the shrill rhetoric surrounding the current gun debate and arrive at an informed understanding of the legal and historical development of the right to arms will find this book to be an invaluable resource"--
Summary
Traces the history of the right to arms in the United States from Colonial times to the modern “gun-rights” movement, which was started by the editors of sporting magazines during the early 20th century but was later commandeered by the National Rifle Association
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10616156
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Charles, Patrick J.
Dewey number
344.7305/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3941
LC item number
.C49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions
  • HISTORY / United States / General
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adult
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a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry
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Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry, Patrick J. Charles
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-539) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- "In guns we trust": bearing arms in America today -- The antecedents of the Second Amendment -- American Constitutionalism and the Second Amendment -- The transformative nineteenth century -- The gun-rights movement develops -- the NRA commandeers the gun-rights movement -- Gun rights under fire -- the birth of the gun-rights golden age -- Epilogue
Control code
982395275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
555 pages
Isbn
9781633883130
Lccn
2017028290
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry, Patrick J. Charles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-539) 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 -- "In guns we trust": bearing arms in America today -- The antecedents of the Second Amendment -- American Constitutionalism and the Second Amendment -- The transformative nineteenth century -- The gun-rights movement develops -- the NRA commandeers the gun-rights movement -- Gun rights under fire -- the birth of the gun-rights golden age -- Epilogue
Control code
982395275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
555 pages
Isbn
9781633883130
Lccn
2017028290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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