Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the right to bear arms, 1866-1876 [electronic resource] /Stephen P. Halbrook.
By: Halbrook, Stephen P.Material type: BookPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 230 p.).ISBN: 9781567507829 (electronic bk.); 1567507824 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment -- History | Civil rights -- United States -- History | States' rights (American politics) -- History | Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment -- History | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice | Burgerrechten | Vrijgelaten slaven | Wapenbezit | Amendementen | Droits de l'homme -- Etats-Unis -- Etats -- 19�eme si�ecle | Droits des Etats f�ed�er�es -- Etats-Unis -- 19�eme si�ecle | Armes �a feu -- Droit -- Etats-Unis -- 19�eme si�ecle | Etats-Unis -- Constitution -- Amendements (14�eme) -- Histoire | Constitution (United States) | Civil rights | Firearms -- Law and legislation | States' rights (American politics) | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 344.73/0533 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -214) and index.
Preface; 1 The Civil Rights and Freedmen's Bureau Acts and the Proposal of the Fourteenth Amendment; 2 Congress Reacts to Southern Rejection of the Fourteenth Amendment; 3 The Southern State Constitutional Conventions; 4 The Freedmen's Bureau Act Reenacted and the Fourteenth Amendment Ratified; 5 Toward Adoption of the Civil Rights Act of 1871; 6 From the Klan Trials and Hearings through the End of the Civil Rights Revolution; 7 The Cruikshank Case, from Trial to the Supreme Court; 8 Unfinished Jurisprudence; Table of Cases; Bibliography; Index.
Whether newly-freed slaves could be trusted to own firearms was in great dispute in 1866, and the ramifications of this issue reverberate in today's gun-control debate. This is the only comprehensive study ever published on the intent of the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment and of Reconstruction-era civil rights legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, this is the most detailed study ever published about the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment to incorporate and to protect from state violation any of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, even including free spee.
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