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No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society

No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society

by Richard Maxwell Brown

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Overview

In 1865, Wild Bill Hickok killed Dave Tutt in a Missouri public square in the West’s first notable "walkdown." One hundred and twenty-nine years later, Bernard Goetz shot four threatening young men in a New York subway car. Apart from gunfire, what do the two events have in common? Goetz, writes Richard Maxwell Brown, was acquitted of wrongdoing in the spirit of a uniquely American view of self-defense, a view forged in frontier gunfights like Hickok’s. When faced with a deadly threat, we have the right to stand our ground and fight. We have no duty to retreat.



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ISBN-13: 9780806126180
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 03/15/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.85(d)
Lexile: 1790L (what's this?)

About the Author

Richard Maxwell Brown is the author of the award-winning No Duty to Retreat.

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