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The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America / Carol Anderson.


Investigates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has been constructed from the start to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable.

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  • ISBN: 9781635574258
  • ISBN: 1635574250
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-239) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: "Why did you shoot him, Sir?" -- "Sheep will never make a revolution" -- Keeping a ferocious monster in chains -- The right to kill Negroes -- How can I be unarmed when my blackness is the weapon that you fear? -- Epilogue: Racism lies around like a loaded weapon.
Subject: United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment > History.
Firearms > Law and legislation > United States > History.
Firearms ownership > Government policy > United States > History.
Gun control > United States > History.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
United States > Race relations.

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