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Stand your ground : a history of America's love affair with lethal self-defense / Caroline Light.

Light, Caroline E., author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780807064665 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0807064661 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Author's note : mom the sharp-shooter -- Introduction : when good citizenship is armed citizenship -- "That great law of nature" : the origins of a selective self-defense culture -- Defensive violence and the "true man" : the end of reconstruction -- "Mighty power in the hands of the citizen" : justice and true manhood in the western borderlands -- "Queer justice" and the sexual politics of lynching -- "An American tradition" : the paramilitary response to white supremacist terror and unequal protection -- "The stuff of pulp fiction" : unreasonable women, vigilante heroes, and the rise of the armed citizen -- Avoiding a "a fate worse than death" : how we learned to stand our ground -- Conclusion : legal blindspots and epistemic shifts : self-defense and exclusionary citizenship.
Subject: Self-defense (Law) > Social aspects > United States.
Firearms > Law and legislation > Social aspects > United States.
African Americans > Civil rights.

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