The Militia and the Right to Arms, or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

The Militia and the Right to Arms, or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

by H. Richard Uviller, William G. Merkel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822330318

ISBN-13: 9780822330318

Pub. Date: 01/20/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Provides a historically grounded examination of the original meaning of the 2nd Amendment and an interpretation of the rights it safeguards (or doesn't) in the light of that historical understanding.

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Provides a historically grounded examination of the original meaning of the 2nd Amendment and an interpretation of the rights it safeguards (or doesn't) in the light of that historical understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822330318
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Series:
Constitutional Conflicts
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IArms, The Man, and the Militia: The History of a Concept
1The Gun in the American Self-Portrait9
2The Militia Ideal in the American Revolutionary Era37
3Madisonian Structuralism: The Place of the Militia in the New American Science of Government69
Pt. IIFrom Militia to National Guard
4The Decay of the Old Militia, 1789-1840109
5The Era of the Volunteers, 1840-1903125
6The United States Army and the United States Army National Guard in the Twentieth Century133
Pt. IIIThe Meaning of Meaning
7Text and Context147
8Other Theories of Meaning Considered168
9The Emerson Case212
Conclusion227
Notes231
Index317

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