The Resource To keep and bear arms : the origins of an Anglo-American right, Joyce Lee Malcolm

To keep and bear arms : the origins of an Anglo-American right, Joyce Lee Malcolm

Label
To keep and bear arms : the origins of an Anglo-American right
Title
To keep and bear arms
Title remainder
the origins of an Anglo-American right
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Lee Malcolm
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Joyce Malcolm illuminates the historical facts underlying the current passionate debate about gun-related violence, the Brady Bill, and the NRA, revealing the original meaning and intentions behind the individual right to "bear arms." Few on either side of the Atlantic realize that this extraordinary, controversial, and least understood liberty was a direct legacy of English law. This book explains how the Englishmen's hazardous duty evolved into a right, and how it was transferred to America and transformed into the Second Amendment."--BOOK JACKET. "Malcolm's story begins in turbulent seventeenth-century England. She shows why English subjects, led by the governing classes, decided that such a dangerous public freedom as bearing arms was necessary. Entangled in the narrative are shifting notions of the connections between individual ownership of weapons and limited government, private weapons and social status, the citizen army and the professional army, and obedience and resistance, as well as ideas about civilian control of the sword and self-defense. The results add to our knowledge of English life, politics, and constitutional development, and present a historical analysis of a controversial Anglo-American legacy, a legacy that resonates loudly in America today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 344.73/0533/09
  • 347.30453309
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4558 2nd
LC item number
.M35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
To keep and bear arms : the origins of an Anglo-American right, Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ALL_BRANCHES
Contents
  • 5.
  • Enforcement of Arms Restrictions
  • 6.
  • James II and Control of Firearms
  • 7.
  • Arms for Their Defence: The Making of a "True, Ancient, and Indubitable Right"
  • 8.
  • The Second Amendment and the English Legacy
  • 1.
  • A People Armed
  • 2.
  • Bearing Arms through War and Revolution
  • 3.
  • The Dissidents Disarmed
  • 4.
  • The Gentleman's Game
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 p.
Isbn
9780674893061
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93026710
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
235918
System control number
  • OCM28423027
  • CARL028423027

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