Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect?

ISBN-10: 0312240600

ISBN-13: 9780312240608

Edition: 2000

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Description: Exploring how late-18th century Americans understood the right to bear arms, this selection exposes students to scholarly debates over this topic, providing an entry into a number of the most important issues in early American historiography.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
A Note for Students
The Document
Constitutional Amendments Proposed to and Ratified by the States, Including the Second Amendment
Introduction
"To Keep and Bear Arms"
The Militia, the People, and the Problem of Rights in Revolutionary America
Scholars and the Second Amendment
Some Current Questions
Did the Second Amendment protect an individual's right to own guns?
The Armed Citizen in the Early Republic
Was the Second Amendment intended to protect the people's right to maintain a well-regulated militia?
A Well-Regulated Militia: The Origins and Meaning of the Second Amendment, From The Bill of Rights: A Lively Heritage
Does the Standard Model of the Second Amendment favored by some legal scholars distort the original understanding of the right to bear arms?
To Keep and Bear Arms, With Letters in Rebuttal from Sanford Levinson, David C. Williams, and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Was the Second Amendment primarily about the struggle between Federalists and Antifederalists over the nature of federalism?
The Federalized Militia Debate: A Neglected Aspect of Second Amendment Scholarship
How did the reality of the militia differ from the ideal of the militia in Revolutionary America?
The People in Arms: The Invincible yeoman, From Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America
Was the Second Amendment an outgrowth of America's gun culture?
The Origins of Gun Gulture in the United States, 1760-1865
Making Connections
Suggestions for Further Reading
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