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INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195147865
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0007
 INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT

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This chapter focuses on the impact of the Civil War on the Second Amendment. Topics covered include the right to bear arms in the Reconstruction South, the Fourteenth Amendment, the rise and fall of Negro militias, the triumph of states' rights in U.S. v. Cruikshank, and the modern gun control debate.

Keywords: Civil War; Second Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; Reconstruction South; right to bear arms; gun control

Chapter.  13660 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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